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The Greatest Man Alive. Lyrical legend Morrissey comes north.


What’s on at the Pavilion this month?

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Europe’s top David Bowie tribute.

The As multi-award winning of close to the real thing aslead you’ll singer get Ultravox co-founder of Band Aid (Bowieand ex-drummer Woody Woodmansey) plays an acoustic set.

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Janiczek, SCO play Rossini, Weber and Prokofiev

THURSDAY 12 MAY, 1pm–7pm FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 11 JUNE, 2-4pm TICKETS ÂŁ4

Tea DanceValuation Day Antiques

Part of Victorian Gala, Victorian dress with Bonhams Auctioneers. Organised by Friends of theoptional. Pavilion. Valuations ÂŁ3 per item. TUESDAY 21 JUNE, 1.30pm TICKETS ÂŁ6

Richard Smith & Julie Adams SATURDAY 14 MAY, 8pm Sticky Kids Summer

Fabulous guitar and cello – TICKETS £14 CONC. £10 Singalong an evening of wit and great music. Morning show already sold out!

FRIDAY 20 MAY, 8pm TICKETS ÂŁ12 CONC. ÂŁ11

Rush Tribute

FRIDAY 1 JULY, 8pm TICKETS ÂŁ12

Moving Pictures present a tribute to The StRush. Kilda Tapes iconic Canadian band

David Bus available from Inverness for Allison this show. with Maeve Mackinnon Price ÂŁ10 Phone forprovoking details A thought emotional journey with

beautifully evocative live music and film. WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST, 8pm An Evening With BLAKE TICKETS ÂŁ28/27 Four Voices In Perfect Harmony Paul Rose THURSDAY 26 MAY, 8pm Fresh from the worldwide launch of their

TICKETS ÂŁ14 CONC. ÂŁ13 A talk from the presenter of BBC’s Britain’s Secret new hit single ‘All of Me’ (As seen on Piers Seas (showing on BBC2 from Sun 8th May at 8pm) Morgan Tonight, BBC Breakfast, Daybreak,

Loose Women, Songs of Praise & The Alan Titchmarsh show) the Blake boys return with their spectacular live show.

FRIDAY 27 MAY, 8pm TICKETS ÂŁ16.50 CONC. ÂŁ15.50

Strathpeff er Pavilion is the perfect Karen Matheson Band

venue for your perfect wedding day The voice of Capercaillie is joined by �How special Saturday was!! There are no words to James Grant, Donald Shaw and Ewen Vernal. FRIDAY 10 JUNE, 8pm TICKETS £12 SENIORS £10 OTHER CONC. £5

describe how beautiful the Pavilion was looking for the wedding. Thank you for making it all come together! You have been greatSCO to work with . Everyone was delighted with the venue. Scottish Thank youChamber soooo much�Orchestra Ruth (Bride)play For more information ring Andrew MacRae on Rossini, Weber and Prokofiev. 01997 420124 or email: Directed by Alexander Janiczek. weddings@strathpefferpavilion.org

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June - A Time For Heroes Some wise words from our cover star:

n “Burn down the disco, hang the blessed DJ - because the music that they constantly play, IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE” n “I dreamt about you last night, and I FELL OUT OF BED TWICE, you can pin and mount me like a butterfly" n “It was dark as I drove the point home, and on cold leather seats, well, it suddenly struck me, I JUST MIGHT DIE WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE, after all” n “And yet you start to recoil, HEAVY WORDS ARE SO LIGHTLY THROWN, but still I’d leap in front of a flying bullet for you” n “Yes, I am blind but I do see, evil people prosper over the likes of you and me, ALWAYS” n “And if a ten ton truck kills the both of us - to die by your side well; THE PLEASURE, THE PRIVILEGE IS MINE” n “You have never been in love until you’ve seen the sunlight thrown, over smashed human bone” n “And if you must go to work tomorrow - well, if I were you I really wouldn’t bother. For there are brighter sides to life and I SHOULD KNOW, BECAUSE I’VE SEEN THEM. But not very often” n “As Anthony said to Cleopatra as he opened a crate of ale... ‘Oh, I say - some girls are bigger than others’” What? Morrissey plays Inverness this month, and the editor’s excited - GET OVER IT! >>>

ESSENTIAL JUNE 2011

Morrissey at Ironworks, Fri 17 Jun

MUSIC FEATURE P24-25

...and if you like Moz pics, flip to the centre pages - you’ll find a handy way to find tickets for shows too...

RockNess at Dores, Fri 10–Sun12 Jun

MUSIC FEATURE P19-23

With Kasabian, Chemical Brothers, Paolo, Two Door Cinema Club, DJ Shadow and more!

Snooker Legends Eden Court, Wed 06 July

SPORT FEATURE P44-45

Read our interviews with Jimmy White and ref Michaela Tabb!

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ART Knives in Hens at Eden Court, 14-16 June

FILM P12-13

DRAMA FEATURE P48-49

plus Senna, The Extraordinary Advertures of Adele Blanc Sec, Incendies and, erm, The Beaver ...

FILM

Win Win at Eden Court, from Fri 17 – Sat 23 Jun

KIDS

>>>> full Eden Court film guide pages 75–78 >>>>

Georgina Porteus at IG:LU, from Sat 11 June

MUSIC P19-34

ART P08-11

Ranald Smith & Iain MacGillivray Beaufort Hotel 25 June

Nigel Rigden at Cromarty Courthouse 06 June - 16 July

Inverness Monster Science Festival, 11-19 June

Lunchtime Theatre at Ironworks, 02 July

FOLK P32

ART P9

SPECIALS P37

SCO at Strathpeffer Pavilion, 10 Jun

Cheer Championships at Eden Court 19 June

Schools Rock Challenge at Eden Court, 23 June

Couture-ious!... ...When the Palace calls

MUSIC P26

DANCE P54

KIDS P15

MTMOY P71

SPECIALS

plus your chance to MEET JLS - and to WIN Twin Atlantic CD’s - see P34 !!!

MUSIC

JLS at Victoria Park, Dingwall, Sat 02 July

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GEORGINA PORTEUS: OCD IG:LU Inverness, 10–30 June

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IG:LU is becoming a regular source of interesting artistic endeavours with recent shows as diverse as a tremendously funny series of drawings/words from world-famous Chris (Simpsons’ artist) and an extensive collection of Adam Ant films and videos to tie in with his Inverness show. The man himself even popped up to the gallery to express his approval... Now for the seventh IG:LU show it’s the turn of GEORGINA PORTEOUS take over the place. Born in Glasgow, she studied Television and Sound Studies in that city, later completing a fine art BA with honours at Moray School Of Art. Several solo and group shows all over the country have given her the chance to demonstrate a desire to work not just with drawing, but also video, sculpture and installation. Winner of 2010’s Blackbox Award from Glasgow Arches she’s also been Set Designer for The Giant Olive Theatre, Kentish Town, London, since 2009 and most recently you may have caught her work with the Conch (Sound Studio) by Walker and Bromwich as Conch Guardian and Documentor for its 2011 Highland Tour. In a statement about her work she says, “The viewers are at liberty to engage with the pieces, interpreting them in their own way, influenced by personal experience, emotion and attitude. Each individual will have a unique response. I see myself as a spatial artist using mixed media. My recent installations have made use of numerous materials including sound, video, bedpans and helium filled inflatables, snow globes, CAD designed squirrel embryos, formaldehyde and vaginal specula.” As with all her work, the exhibition at Iglu will be site specific and we’re promised videos, sound installations, a hanging piece and more, with sound design by SiD InneS. www.theig.lu www.georginaporteous.com www.facebook.com/georgina.porteous

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CROMARTY COURTHOUSE

NIGEL RIGDEN: OIL & WATER - THE WORKING LANDSCAPE OF THE CROMARTY FIRTH 06 Jun-14 Jul, Sun to Thur 12-4pm With a name like Nigel Rigden, abbreviated for his website to rignig, surely this is one man destined to take photos of the rigs at Nigg. And that’s just what he’s done, recording the working landscape of the Cromarty Firth for several years, capturing the connection between the grandeur of the environment and the scale of the manmade structures within it. In addition to that, the location of the show is spot-on as travelling to the exhibition forms part of the experience with visitors having the opportunity to view the subject matter first hand as they approach Cromarty. The project is ongoing, but this is an impressive start. www.nigrig.com

BRODIE CASTLE, Forres

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PICTISH THRONE EXHIBITION, An opportunity DAVID AE LLOYD, THRU June to see this recreation of a Pictish throne, The newly opened Hung gallery on Lombard the first to be made in over 1000 years, by master craftsman Adrian McCurdy, who took his lines from ancient stone carvings.

CASTLE GALLERY

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW 1-28 June, by Moray Arts Club. ATMOSPHERIC WATERCOLOURS 1-29 July, by Caroline Simmill

IMAGE OF THE HIGHLANDS, from 3 June Students studying the NC Portfolio course at Inverness College are proud to present an exciting range of location studies that capture the scenic beauty of Inverness and beyond. TURNED AND TWISTED, to 2 July Over the past six months four Highland makers have been mentored through HI-Arts ‘Making Progress’ scheme developing new and experimental work. Their ideas, techniques and materials are the inspiration for the “Twisted and Turned” exhibition of innovative objects from the Crafts Council Collection and elsewhere, curated by The Highland Council’s Exhibitions Unit. There are

MYCHAEL BARRATT & TREVOR PRICE, 28 May - 18 June Mychael Barratt’s work draws inspiration from sources as diverse as fairy tales and Shakespearean dramas to paintings by “Great Masters” and 1960’s pop culture. Trevor Price’s subject matter, is a reflection of his life. castlegallery.co.uk

ELGIN MUSEUM

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St is a beautiful addition to the Inverness art scene and this month features work by David Lloyd, brought up in Shetland, Caithness and Fife. Having lived most of his life close to the sea he’s acquired a passion for beachcombing and it’s that accumulation of “junk” that informs his work, with found objects presented behind glass and treated as relics, giving them a whole new meaning. A hidden gem in the heart of the city.

certainly some wonderful oddities including a chess piece made from a re-cycled cheese grater, ballet shoes grafted onto old surgical instruments, and a shed for drying currants. It’s witty, engaging and, at times, deliciously unsettling.

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MORAY ART CENTRE

EDWIN SMITH (1912–1971) to 2 July, Regarded by John Betjeman  as ‘a genius at photography’  and who left the nation with an unofficial visual study of the British Isles of traditional landscape and architecture. As well as a selection of photographs the exhibition will include a number of Smith’s paintings which have never been seen in Scotland before.

MORE THAN FLORAL, 9 July - 6 Aug An exhibition of new studio ceramics with an emphasis on natural forms by Daniel Reynolds, from his Reynoldsware Studio in London.

well as animation in her work. theionagallery.co.uk

25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER, through July - A photo exhibition of the work of the Inverness Link of Chernobyl Children’s Life Line, in support of the children of Belarus. The children come from areas that remain contaminated by fallout from the nuclear explosion of 26th April 1986. To help improve their health, every year since 1998, ‘Chernobyl children’ from Belarus have been invited to spend a one month holiday in the Highlands. inverness.highland.museum

SPRING EXHIBITION to 30 July This show reflects the weight Kilmorack has acquired in the Scottish art-scene and includes Helen Denerley’s latest major creation, a domestic cow called ‘Daisy’ which has shovels for a backside and plough shares for flanks. There is also a large fountain sculpture by Laurence Broderick and an opportunity to see Allan MacDonald’s most recent landscape paintings. And much more. kilmorackgallery.co.uk

IONA GALLERY, KINGUSSIE

RACHEL EVERITT EXHIBITION, 11 June - 24 July, Rachel is a tutor in the animation department at Edinburgh College of Art, who uses illustration and printmaking as

KILMORACK GALLERY

TORE ART GALLERY

BEN SOUTHERN, 26 Jun - 7 Aug a small first exhibition by this Fortrose artist who goes from strength to strength with sensitive landscape paintings in gouache, with a Black Isle theme. tore-art-gallery.co.uk

YEADONS BOOKSTORE, Elgin

ARTIST BOOKS EXHIBITION: 16–23 Jun You may have caught some of the work from Moray School of Art at the recent Compello Exhibition at IG:LU in Inverness. Now’s the chance to see some more creations from staff and students including French Travels (pictured) by lecturer GILL NEISH. Yeadon’s is a fine location too, being one of the oldest continuously trading bookshops in Scotland, founded way back in 1887.

GOLF, 5–14 July During the first Scottish Golf Open to be held at Castle Stuart in July 2011, Moray Art Centre is exhibiting ‘Golf”, an art book of the story of golf. Limited edition art prints from the handmade, 18 chapter, 140 page masterpiece, plus copies of the 575 page Collector Edition (limited to 2100) will be on display and available at the exhibition. ‘Golf’ is an editorialised art collection that tells the story of the game, the terrain and where it’s all going. morayartcentre.org

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imag info: Opening Times: We are open from Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. Exhibitions: Enjoy a range of events and exhibitions throughout the year. Facilities: Browse in our shop and enjoy refreshments in the ‘Cuach’ coffee shop.

Find us behind Inverness Castle:

Access: The museum is fully accessible, and there is a platform lift for access to the ground and first floor galleries. Two parking spaces are available for disabled visitors.

Why not stop in to our excellent Coffee Shop for Lunch?

Contact Details: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness. IV2 3EB. Tel: 01463 237114. Email: inverness.museum@highland.gov.uk www.inverness.highland.museum

just 5 minutes walk from the Bus & Rail Stations and central parking.

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ica • www.whatsoninverness.com SENNA: Vue, from 03 Jun Eden Court, 24-29 Jun

It’s been a labour of love for director ASIF KAPADIA to make this documentary about possibly the greatest racing drive r of all time, with his family understandably protective of his legacy. The result is a beautifully constructed documentary journey through the life and untimely death of the last F1 driver to perish on the track. There’s plenty of unseen footage and despite you always know ing (and dreading) how it’s going to end, it remains gripping throughout.

INCENDIES: Eden Court, 09 Ju n

Canadian twins Jea nne and Simon are given two envelope s in their mother’s will asking them to  find the father they thought was de ad and a brother they never knew ex isted. Travelling from Canada to Le banon, the twists an d turns of their moth ers secretive past uncover an emotion ally charged and gu t wrenching truth tha t is deeply rooted in the countries’ tum ultuous history. A startling work that was nominated for a Best Foreign Langua ge Oscar.

FROM FRI 10 JUN

HONEY 2 @ Vue Inverness. A talented young dancer is released from juvenile detention and must put her life back together through carving some sort of career in dance. YOUR HIGHNESS @ Eden Court. This epic comedy stars the ever so popular James Franco (127Hours) as the dragon slaying and heroically handsome Prince Fabious. When an evil wizard kidnaps his bride to be, he enlists the help of his (generally quite incompetent and un-heroic) brother Thadeous. With zany antics galore and mishaps aplenty, can Thadeous find his inner hero and join his brother’s quest to save his damsel in distress?.

MON 13 JUN

THE ILLUSIONIST - SENIORS SPECIAL @ Nairn Community Centre, 2pm. In this terrific Sylvian Chomet animation an unemployed French magician sets off on a life enhancing journey round Scotland. 01667 453476

TUE 14 JUN

GUN CRAZY @ Eden Court. PART OF IFF - FILM NOIR SEASON Bart and Annie are gung ho for guns, and when they meet at a carnival things work out and they marry. Not happy with tedious marital life, they venture on a spate of daring robberies. Never one to use guns for killing, Bart is dragged down into oblivion by the greedy and violent nature of the woman he loves. 1949. 01463 234 234

WED 15 JUN

TAXI ZUM KLO @ Eden Court. Frank Ripploh’s humorous, semi-autobiographical snapshot of a gay schoolteacher’s double life captures an unyielding vision of gay culture in the early 80s. Now after 30 years, this cult classic is back, fully restored, re-mastered, uncut, andwaiting to be rediscovered.

THU 16 JUN

STEM CELLS: VISION OF THE FUTURE @ Inverness College. Monster Science Festival event. A new documentary from the team that made the highly acclaimed Stem Cell Stories.Tickets free from The Booth or on 01463 273000.

VERDI’S MACBETH LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE @ Vue Inverness. Verdi’s lifelong love affair with Shakespeare first took wing with Macbeth in 1847. The composer thought the play ‘one of the greatest creations of man’ and, along with BAD TEACHER @ Vue Inverness. his librettist Piave, set out to make A foul-mouthed junior high school teacher of it, ‘something out of the ordinary’ decides to turn over a new leaf to buy 12 on the operatic stage.

FROM FRI 17 JUN

the boob job that will bag her the hot new teacher in school. LIFE IN A DAY @ Vue Inverness. Film-makers all over the world send in clips of what it’s like to be alive on 24th July, 2010. It’s a time capsule for future generations. THE BEAVER @ Vue Inverness. A depressed toy manufacturer finds he can only really talk to his wife and children through a beaver puppet that he treats as a real person. THE GREEN LANTERN @ Vue Inverness. A green ring is given to a test pilot and along with the ring come special powers and the duty to join with an intergalactic squadron to keep the peace.

SAT 18 JUN

HEAT @ Eden Court, 7.30pmIFF FILM NOIR SEASON A Los Angeles crime saga, “Heat” focuses on the lives of two men on opposite sides of the law - one a detective; the other a thief.

WED 22 JUN

ARMADILLO @ Eden Court. In February 2009, director Janus Metz accompanied Danish soldiers to the Armadillo army base in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Living with the men for six gruelling months, his fascinating documentary captures an authentic portrait of life behind enemy lines


ART

WIN WIN (big pic): Eden Court, 17-23 Jun Starring the eternally hangdog PAUL GIAMATTI, this finds a cash strapped lawyer agreeing to become legal guardian of an elderly client with predictably complicated consequences. A cut above the usual fish out of water fare from Tom McCarthy, director of The Station Agent and The Visitor.

Is there a law th at every French actress has to be the cu test thing you ev er did see? Quite poss ibly and further proof arrives as one Lo uise Bourgoin sta rs in Luc Besson’s cinematic take on the cartoon strips of Jacques Tardi. Se t in Paris in 1912, it’s a rollicking adve nt ure in the Indiana Jo nes vein featur ing grotesque villai ns, scary mumm ies and even a rogue pt erodactyl.

FILM

THE EXTRAO RD ADVENTURES INARY OF ADELE BLANC SEC: Eden Court, 0 3-09 Jun

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What the dicken s was JODIE FO STER thinking of? It se emed like MEL GI BSON had consigned himself to fully and shows just howfar the soldier’smorality, de se TUE 28 JUN rved pariah status af humanity and resolve are stretched before ter a spiral of in CAT PEOPLE @ Eden Court. IFF FILM cr reaching breaking point. ALSO SCREENS ea sin gly re pu lsive behaviour NOIR SEASON Jazques Tourneur 1942 23 JUN , but Foster has Psychological horror. Irena, a beautiful taken it upon he and mysterious Serbian-born fashion artist rself to rescue hi FROM WED 22 JUN m by directing this co living in New York City, falls in love with BRIDESMAIDS @ Vue Inverness. m edy about a faile and marries average-Joe Oliver Reed. Their d toy manufacturer wh When a desperate woman in her 30s is marriage suffers though, as Irena believes o has a breakdow chosen as maid of honour for her best friend’s that she suffers from an ancient cursen an d finds he can on wedding, she has to organise a bunch of ly communicate whenever emotionally aroused, she will turn misfit bridesmaids for a successful day. via a Be aver hand-pup into a panther and kill. Oliver thinks that pet he finds in is absurd and childish, so he sends her to a dumpster. In an CARS 2 @ Vue Inverness. Australian Mich psychiatrist to cure her. Easier said than ael Caine Our automobile buddies Lightning McQueen done... accent. Actually maybe Jodie di and Mater take their friendship to Japan and d know what she was do Europe, competing in the World Grand Prix ing after all. Sh FROM WED 29 JUN and getting mixed up in a spy ring. e might just have driven CAPTAIN AMERICA @ Vue Inverness. the final nail in He may be unfit to be a regular soldier, to the coffin of his care THU 23 JUN but after submitting to some medical er . ARMADILLO @ Eden Court. DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID @ Eden Court, 8.45pm. IFF FILM NOIR SEASON Parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.

FRI 24 JUN

DAS BOOT @ Nairn Community Centre, 7.30pm. This wartime epic charts the boredom, claustrophobia and then terror within a German U boat on an Atlantic mission. Commander Tim Honnor will introduce the film. 01667 453476

experiments our hero becomes a superhero, ready to fight Nazis.

THU 30 JUN

BRICK @ Eden Court. IFF FILM NOIR SEASON A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

FROM THU 30 JUN

The Cherry Orchard @ Vue Inverness. This wartime epic charts the boredom, claustrophobia and then terror within a German U boat on an Atlantic mission. Commander Tim Honnor will introduce the film.

FROM FRI 15 JUL

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 @ vUE INVERNESS. It’s the final showdown between Harry Potter and Voldemort and things aren’t going to end peacefully. Find out who triumphs and what the future holds for our fictional hero.

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Summer Fun at the Mr Boom

Sat 2 July 2.00pm,

Family favourite kids interactive show, £3.50 per ticket.

Highland Youth Theatre brings

The WIZARD of OZ” Mon 4 – Fri 8 July, 11am – 3pm

Kung Fu Kids Camp

Mon 11 - Fri 15 July, p1-p7, 9.30am-12 noon Mon 18 - Fri 22 July, p1-p7, 9.30am-12 noon

£5 per session or £20 per week or £40 for two weeks

Hidden Gem

P2 +, Show will be held on Friday 8th July PM Special Offer: £75 for the week for the 1st 15 children to register. There after £85 per week.

Learn to Bake Fairy Cakes

War Games Open Day

Thu 28 Jul, 10.30am, age 2+, £3.50

Sat 9 July 10am -3pm, Free Entry to All

Highland Zumba

Every Sat 10am - 11am, £2.50 per session, P1+

Bowling For All

Mon 4 - 18 July, 2.30 - 4.30pm, £3 per session

Thu 21 Jul, 2pm, S1 +

Cake Decorating Book at the Spectrum Centre: 1 Margaret St, Inverness, or call In Partnership with

01463 221842 for more info.


SCHOOLS ROCK CHALLENGE: Eden Court Empire, Thu 23 Jun

KIDS

PositivePupils

A worldwide initiative that might not get trumpeted as loudly as it deserves to the big, wide world, but which is well known to schools across the globe, particularly on these shores, with this year’s UK tour involving 45 events across the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, involving 25,000 young people aged 7-18 from 376 schools and colleges. The rationale behind it all is to promote healthy life choices for youngsters with teams of 11 to 18 year olds split into teams to work on choreography, dance and drama performances which tell the story of a theme of their choice set to music. The challenge is also to be the best that they can without the use of nicotine, alcohol or other drugs, and there are severe penalties for anyone who fails that challenge on any event day and for their team too. There are several Highland schools taking part, namely Alness Academy, Charleston Academy, Dingwall Academy, Inverness Royal Academy and Thurso High School. To learn more about the whole Challenge go to:

www.rockchallenge.co.uk www.eden-court.co.uk

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SAT 04 JUN

THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE ON STAGE: A CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN @ Eden Court Empire, 11am, 2pm, 5pm. When Thomas makes a big mistake, all the engines must work together to prepare for the exciting event under the Big Top and Thomas must prove he. 01463 234 234 KIRKHILL AND BUNCHREW GALA DAY @ Kirkhill & Buncrew. Mini music festival, archery, pony trekking, fly fishing, laserquest, craft stands, mini digger competition, golf competition, bucking bronco, army assault course, police dog display, tug o war competition, children’s craft tent, vintage vehicles, tombola, coconut shy and much more. Great family day out.

SUN 05 JUN

THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE ON STAGE: A CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN @ Eden Court Empire, 11am. As Sat 04

SAT 18 JUN

SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ The Plainstones, Elgin.

SUN 19 JUN

FATHERS AND FOREFATHERS @ Culloden Battlefield Centre, 2.30pm. Discover the stories of fathers and sons who fought in one of the most important battles in Scotland’s history.2:30 Fathers Day tour of the battlefield. Book in advance. VICTORIAN FAMILY FUN DAY @ Brodie Castle, Forres, 1.30pm. Try croquet, gird and cleek, quoits, family races, lots of fun stalls. Meet Errol and Hedwig, the Harry Potter owls, afternoon entertainment programme from 1.30. Children free, adults £2.

TUE 21 JUN

KIDS

STICKY KIDS SUMMER SINGSONG @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 1.30pm. Tickets for WORLD OCEANS DAY @ Macduff Marine the afternoon performance available from Booth Scotland and TicketWeb via 24-hour Aquarium. Castaway Survival Games, special guests and activities, face painting, hotline 08444 771000, from June’s Card Shop Dingwall and Pavilion 01997 420124. music, food. macduff-aquarium.org.uk. 01997 420124

WED 08 JUN

CLOCKWORK @ The Universal Hall, 7.30pm. An adaptation of an original work by Philip Pullman. Fritz unravels his tale of kings, queens and mysterious clockwork machines. For ages 8+ and their adults. 01309 691170

SAT 11 JUN

SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ The Plainstones, Elgin.

STICKY KIDS SUMMER SINGSONG @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, Tue 21 Jun, 1.30pm Not just an entertaining singalong for the little ‘uns, but also a useful exercise tool as they leap and stretch to the tunes they love. Always popular when they come here, it’s no surprise that one of the two scheduled shows has already sold out, but there are still places for the 1.30 show. Selling fast though, so book now. Tickets are £6 from Booth Scotland and Ticket Web via a 24 hour hotline (08444 771000), from June’s card Shop in Dingwall and the Pavilion itself on 01997 420124

PINOCCHIO: Brodie Castle, Wed 29 Jun The work of Heartbreak Productions takes the heart and soul of the original work and updates it for today’s outdoor audiences. It’s an approach that has been captivating audiences for over twenty years, so we’re intrigued to see how they interpret the familiar tale of the little wooden fella with the extendable nose and the human heart. Remarkably, the book of the story has only been outsold by the Koran and The Bible and for this take on it Heartbreak are promising to do away with any of the Disney sugary sentimentality. Book before 24 Jun for discounted prices. 16 01309 641371 www.nts.org.uk

SAT 25 JUN

‘ROCK THE HALL’ @ Elgin Town Hall, 7pm. Live music from a selection of local bands and acoustic acts for ages 11-18 . Tickets £4.00 available from Elgin Youth café and at the door on the night.Tel (01343) 548300. SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ Elgin.

SAT 02 JUL

SPENCERS FUNFAIR @ Elgin.

TUE 05 JUL

THE GRUFFALO @ Doocot Car Park, Culloden, 2pm. Follow the trail to meet a real Gruffalo. No booking required. Meet at the Doocot Car Park, Culloden. Phone John Orr on 01463 710786 for more details.Adults free, children £3.

WED 06 JUL

ADVENTURE IN THE NIGHT GARDEN @ The Cover, Drumnadrochit . Oh no! The Pontipine children are lost. Join them on an adventure through the night garden meeting friends along the way. Phone Corinne Hambly on 01463 710786 for more details.

SUN 10 JUL

DRAGON WALK @ Tradespark Woods, Nairn. Do dragons really exist? There’s only one way to find out! Be brave and come and join the Dragon Trail! Suitable for children aged 4-10 years. Booking essential, call John Orr 01463 710786 for more details / exact location.

TUE 12 JUL

WINNIE THE POOH @ Farr. Fun and games with Winnie the Pooh and friends. Suitable for off road push chairs. Meet at School Wood car park, Farr. Phone Katy Martin on 01463 710786 for more details. Adults free, kids £3.

WED 13 JUL

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE @ The Cover, Drumnadrochit . Who is the wildest of the Wild Things? An adventure for young children based around Maurice Sendack’s beautiful book. Phone Corinne Hambly on 01463 710786 for more details. Adults Free, kids £3

KOOL KIDZ CAMP: Spectrum Ctr, [nb: events in blue are in Moray area] 25-29 Jul; 1-5 Aug A little way off, but you have to apply now and it certainly seems worth it as this series of lessons in singing, dance, drama, soccer skills and “fuzioncise” (a fun, energising class, which fuses yoga, with the Brazilian martial art form of Capoeira) has attracted some star names to lead proceedings. Most notably one STEVE AGYEI, who you might not have heard of, but whose work you’ll most definitely have seen. He’s one of the world’s most versatile fitness trainers and choreographers, combining his extensive knowledge of fitness, sport, dance, yoga and music gained from a career spanning over 25 years. Not only has he danced in a plethora of West End musicals, but he’s also performed with THE SPICE GIRLS, STING, PAUL MCCARTNEY, U2, MARIAH CAREY, CLIFF RICHARDS and ALL SAINTS as well as appearing in over 50 pop videos. As a choreographer he has worked with BEYONCÉ, J-LO and DAVID BECKHAM for the global launch of a Pepsi Commercial campaign in Madrid. He regularly choreographs for ADIDAS and UMBRO, for their kit launches and global conferences working with global sporting icons such as MUHAMMAD ALI and David Beckham. Quite a teacher then and it’s due to his mother living on the Black Isle that the whole idea for Kool Kidz Kamp came about. Sessions will take place throughout the week with a performance for parents at the end and an invaluable chance to get lessons from the very best. Prices are £25 per day or £100 per week. 075271848419 www.beyond.uk.com


Family Events at Culloden Battlefield & Brodie Castle We’ve got plenty for the whole family to enjoy this summer! You’ll find information on some things below and many more ideas at www.nts.org.uk

At Culloden Battlefield... Fathers & Forefathers Sun 19 Jun, 2.30-3.30pm

Enjoy a tour of the battlefield with your family this Father’s Day. Discover the stories of the fathers and sons who fought in one of the most important battles in Scotland’s history. £3 adult, £2 child, £7 family. (Usual entry prices apply if you’d like to visit the centre.) Spaces are limited. To book please call 0844 493 2159

At Brodie Castle... Victorian Family Fun Day Wed 29 Jun, 6.30-8.30pm

Our annual family fun day features lots of fun and games for all the family! Join us on Father’s day to try your hand at croquet, quoits, gird & cleek and more! £2 adult, children free.

Pinocchio – Outdoor Theatre Wed 29 Jun, 6.30-8.30pm

Heartbreak Productions presents Pinocchio, the tale of the wood carver’s puppet whose spirited quest to become a “real boy” by proving himself brave, honest and generous, embodies song, dance and plenty of mischief making! Early bird discounts apply if booking before Fri 24 June online at www.nts.org.uk £10 adult, £7 child, £32 family.

For more information on events at Brodie Castle call 0844 493 2156 For more information on family events throughout Scotland visit:

www.nts.org.uk

The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC007410.


MUSIC

‘Year Of The Ness’ is a curious tag for the festival - was it not that last year? And more interestingly, will it not be next year? That weird sh*t aside, RockNess 2011 is playing pretty much true to form, with THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS leading a sound, underlying dance line-up topped with a bit of indie froth and Britain’s best live band, KASABIAN. A mini debate rages over the re-currence of a fair number of acts - is that loyalty and good, or repetitiveness and less good? Both probably! That Paolo Nutini headlines is perhaps no surprise given the constant shift of the big festivals to Commerce-over-Character - and he’s certainly popular round these parts. Some older heads round here yearn for a festival sticking to its roots for the long run, but we won’t let it spoil our fun just yet... The location has had a headstart of several million years on the majority of desperately constructed sites. You come to Rockness knowing you’re going to get big weather and bigger landscapes, but know that there’s always going to be a moment during the weekend when a moment of music resonates under the huge skies while the light hits the Loch – and you there’s nowhere else on earth you’d rather be. Quite why the whole event isn’t televised is a question we ask every year and remains unanswered. After all, only last month Ferne Cotton et al stretched their London-rooted umbilical cords as far as Carlisle to fawn over “Gaga”, so they must be ready by now for the heathen North?

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geniality and unshakeable love of pop will come across in what’s bound to be a DJ set soundtracking the best party you haven’t had yet. n THE WOMBATS - Their career rather went off track for a while due to a whole heap of personal problems, but they’re back with a new album that shows they’ve plenty more rattling good songs to match the glorious “Let’s Dance To Joy Division”. n GLASVEGAS - Much like The Wombats, Glasvegas got battered by the hurricane of success and are back with a new album too. Theirs is perhaps a bit of a disappointment after the magnificent Spectoresque debut, but they’ve more than enough walls of sound and heartbreaking lyricism to ensure that there’ll be grown men sobbing by the end of it all. n JAMIE WOON - Tipped at the beginning of the year as definitely one of the ones to watch, Woon has transcended the hype with some fabulous songs and a distinctive voice. That’ll be the curse of great expectations dispatched then. n WOLF GANG - Max McElligott and his pals, making music influenced by David Byrne, Brian Eno and a certain Mr Bowie. He loves classical music, dropped out of the London School of Economics two months before his finals and turned down a job with the Foreign Office to do what he does. And it seems to be paying off, especially now he’s working with Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann. n MORNING PARADE - Harlow five piece who, much like Kasabian, try to incorporate euphoric dance spirit in their rock template. It’s a formula that’s building quite a buzz with Zane Lowe incapable of going a day without cheering them along.

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proponents of dubstep winning awards all over the place and with the track “Promises” showing just how invigorating the genre can be. n BOYS NOIZE Stage name of Alexander Ridha, the German producer who combines hip hop and disco with more conventional electro sounds. Having remixed not only the likes of Snoop Dog and N.E.R.D. but also The Chemical brothers, you might just see Tom and Ed at the side of the stage. n JAPANESE POPSTARS - Not from anywhere near Tokyo, but actually a trio from Derry in Northern Ireland. Remixers of everyone from Kylie Minogue to Cagedbaby, they’re guaranteed to bring the party. n BEARDYMAN - Supreme human beatbox - to see him live is to witness a man who’ll still be making great dance music long after electricity has been uninvented. n SUB CLUB SOUNDSYSTEM - With a brand new arena this year, the Soma posse will tempt many to spend the entire weekend huddling beneath their seductively relentless beats. n SOMA 20TH BIRTHDAY PARTY - A three day party on the newly created Arcadia Afterburner to celebrate two decades of all conquering electronic music from the country’s premier dance label. And what a perfect location for their celebrations.


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hese words, for me, epitomise what Morrissey is all about. Forceful yet literary expressions of compassion. One of the reasons he has touched so many lives, has endured through more than a quarter of a century of press indifference, is that for many people he redefined what it was to be a man. You could be strong AND sensitive - and intelligent to boot. He wrote songs for the vulnerable, the lonely, the uncertain. “Don’t forget the songs that made you cry - and the songs that saved your life”. He appeared on TOTP sporting a hearing aid and NHS specs - inventing real geek chic! He made people think - many are now vegetarian because of him. But really, it’s all about the words - a lyricist without precedent or peer - the pen, in Moz’s hands, truly is greater than the sword. Vilified and vaunted in almost equal measure it seems, since launching himself onto an unsuspecting music world in 1983, Morrissey declines all offers to retire gracefully and preserve the rarified legend that was The Smiths – preferring instead to produce a prolific body of work as a solo artist, weathering much criticism, losing of labels and hysterical media accusations along the way. Studying those 9 studio albums, he has produced some stunning songs, often overlooked by a jaded music press more intent on trashing the icon they couldn’t tame. His greatest ‘crime’ is refusing to explain himself to the media - back in the early 90’s he was accused of being racist because he dared to wrap himself in a union jack and play with retro 70’s skinhead imagery. Yet he was openly courting ‘skinheads with nail varnish’ as fans and it’s funny that a few short, ironic months later those same music hacks would be sticking that same flag all over the place lauding ‘Britpop’ on such lesser talents as, Oasis, Blur and er, Echobelly! For someone who’s very essence is about being a compassionate human being, and a self-professed lover of reggae and soul music, it makes no sense whatsoever to cast him as racist. To love his own culture, warts and all, and regret the loss of it over time is a different matter entirely. Amidst all this mixed reaction here, Morrissey was busy breaking America (who was the last British artist to successfully do that?) and becoming an astonishingly great live singer. It is without question that Morrissey will stand the test of time - a truly remarkable talent perhaps destined for more acclaim in retrospect than in his prime - which is NOW, by the way! Interesting that in a huge poll to find Britain’s Greatest Living Icon a couple of years back, he was topped only by cuddly Sir David Attenborough - and saw the revered Sir Paul McCartney off into thrid place. Perhaps the tide is turning... See you at Ironworks. GH

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him - and will salute him forever...” n “I was driving my car, I crashed and broke my spine - so yes, there are worse

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SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Strathpeffer Pavilion, Fri 10 Jun Craigmonie Ctr, Drumnadrochit Fri 08 Jul

MON 06 JUN

FOLK THE BONFIRE BAND

@ The Coffee Shop, Strathpeffer. Monday Night Medicine Show Coffee Shop Sessions.

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

TUE 07 JUN

CLASSICAL LIVE MUSIC @ Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore, 9pm. With the Students of the prestigious Scottish Music course at Glasgow’s RSAMD. Free. 01479 811 137 ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WED 08 JUN CLASSICAL CLASSICAL

A couple of forthcoming opportunities to take in the SCO,

beginning with their annual visit to the Pavilion. Director/violinist Alexander Janiczek returns to the SCO with a programme including Rossini’s Sonata No. 3 in C and Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony, Carl Maria von Weber’s Bassoon Concerto (with Peter Whelan on bassoon) and Weber’s virtuosic Concertino for Horn and Orchestra (with Alec Frank-Gemmill, horn).  NB:  the programme, conductor and soloists differ from the SCO’s Findhorn concert the preceding week.  Tickets £12 /£10 / £5 online from Booth Scotland and TicketWeb,

WILDE WOODS @ St Michael’s & All Saints, Abban St. Inverness, 7.30pm. Concert of Renaissance Music by Cnoc Fyrish of Rossshireat St Michael’s And All Saints, Abban St. Inverness By Donation Tickets at door. HERITAGE TOUR CHORAL CONCERT @ The Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness, 7.30pm. Choir from Roswell Presbyterian Church and Eastminster Presbyterian Church from Marietta Georgia USA. Donations for The Old High Church Organ Appeal Fund. FOLK GABERLUNZIE @ Gellions. Robin

Watson and Gordon Menzies have been together as Gaberlunzie since the early 1970s and are well known for producing an exciting blend of modern and traditional songs.

via 24-hour ticket hotline 08444 771000, from June’s Card Shop Dingwall and Pavilion 01997 420124 (9 to 6 Monday to Friday). The Craigmonie performance constitutes part of the SCO’s String Tour 2011 and finds the remarkable soloist Isabelle van Keulen returning with the orchestra for a programme of Divertimenti by Mozart and Bartók; Grieg’s wonderful, folk-inspired Holberg Suite and Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. This entertaining arrangement takes Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla’s tango-inspired work and combines it with allusions to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with an

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GONORTH @ Hootananny GONORTH @ The Market Bar. Scan this for line ups.

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CLASSICAL SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

@ The Universal Hall, 8pm. 01309 691170 CLUBBING STEVEN FLYNN, MARC HILTON, ALAN MACPHERSON AND BRIAN MACKENZIE @ Cake. Presented by Cake, audiolife and robotone. £5. CLUBBING/CHART DJ G PETERS

@ The Vault, Aviemore.

FOLK STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE

BAND SATURDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE @ Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm. The pipe band parade in Strathpeffer Square. The event lasts about one hour with a showcase of Highland Dancing - weather permitting. FIONA MACKENZIE WITH BOSIE @ Eden Court, 8pm. Jazzy folk take on the traditional thing courtesy of another of the many singers called Fiona Mackenzie. 01463 234 234 ROCK MYSTIC SHOES

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@ The Market Bar, 9pm.

KEVIN FRASER @ Dows Bar. FINDING ALBERT/WE ARE MARS @ Mad Hatters. Eight piece indie combo featuring a string quartet no less. That’s the kind of ambition we respect.

ROBIN & BILLS @ The Market Bar.

SUN 05 JUN

THU 09 JUN

FOLK LIVE MUSIC @ Bogbain Farm. Alternate

CLUBBING/CHART

Sundays Bruce MacGregor’s trad music DJ STEVE T @ The Vault, Aviemore. sessions and Emma Shearer’s Music Cafe for songwriters.Free admission. Kids craft club. FOLK LUCY ROSE @ Old Bridge Inn, 01463772800 Aviemore. Elfin singer songwriter with an exquisite voice and plenty of high profile fans CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS DOES CEILIDH & like Mumford and Sons, Edith Bowman and STUFF @ The Waterfront. Ceilidh sounds. Bombay Bicycle Club. 01479 811 137

JAZZ/WORLD THE MORAY JAZZ QUARTET @ Eden Court Maclean Room. A chance to enjoy the sounds of the ‘house’ band from the Moray Jazz Club, Elgin.3.00pm - 5.00pm. Admission £6Telephone bookings 01463 234234.

JAZZ/WORLD MORAY JAZZ CLUB @ Elgin City Fc Social Club. Performers include a number of excellent local musicians and guests from further afield who play a wide variety of jazz.Entry costs £3.00 for members or £5.00 for non-members.

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

ROCK GONORTH @ Hootananny

KEVIN FRASER @ Dows Bar.

GONORTH @ The Market Bar. See Wed 8th


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FRI 10 JUN

CLASSICAL SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 8pm. Includes Rossini and Prokofiev. Ticketsfrom Booth Scotland and TicketWeb, via 24-hour ticket hotline 08444 771000, June’s Card Shop Dingwall and Pavilion 01997 420124. 01997 420124

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD @ Inverness Cathedral, 1.05pm. A banquet of song prepared and served by Moira Harris and Steve Jones.Admission free: retiring collection in aid of Cathedral funds. CLUBBING JUST JON @ The Vault, Aviemore. FOLK LUCY ROSE @ Hootananny. see inset

LUCY ROSE: Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore, Thu 09 Jun Hootananny, Fri 10 Jun FOLK

That she looks like a young

Bardot isn’t going to harm 21 year-old Lucy Rose’s prospects of stardom and fortunately she comes with a distinctly grainy voice and a burgeoning songwriting talent to supplement initial impressions. She grew up in the countryside and

TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL @ Keith. Tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.com.

escaped to London aged 19 to lead

CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS DOES CEILIDH & STUFF @ Dows Bar. Ceilidh and stuff it is then.

playing heartbending songs to drunk builders in East end pubs,

KEVIN FRASER @ The Waterfront, 9pm. Trad to modern day covers. ROCK ROCKNESS 2011 @ Dores.

KASABIAN headline today.

the life of teenage troubadour, dragging her guitar around town attracting celebrity fans along the way including, importantly Edith Bowman and John Kennedy off the radio as well as gatekeepers of commercial folk taste, Mumford and Sons. And all this without actually having released anything yet. She’s going to appeal to the

GONORTH @ Hootananny GONORTH @ The Market Bar. See Wed 8th.

same demographic as those smitten by Laura Marling (incidentally

SAT 11 JUN

person at the right time for big things. By the time she plays RockNess

CLUBBING/CHART DJ G PETERS @ The Vault,

Aviemore.

FOLK STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE

BAND SATURDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE @ Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm. The pipe band parade in Strathpeffer Square. The event lasts about one hour with a showcase of Highland Dancing - weather permitting. WILLY CAMPBELL @ Dows Bar. BRIAN O HEADHRA @ Hootananny. TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL @ Keith. Tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.com.

ROCK ROCKNESS 2011 @ Dores.

CHEMICAL BROTHERS turn to headline today. DONNIE LIVINGSTONE @ The Market Bar. THE GALIPAYGOS @ Mad Hatters. Terrific country-drenched rock.

SUN 12 JUN

CLASSICAL CHORAL EVENSONG FOR

PENTECOST SUNG BY THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR @ Inverness Cathedral, 5.30pm. FOLK LIVE MUSIC @ Bogbain Farm. Alternate

Sundays Bruce MacGregor’s trad music sessions and Emma Shearer’s Music Cafe for songwriters.Free admission. Food and bar available all afternoon. Kids craft club. 01463772800

STUART WARWICK @ Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore, 9pm. Low-key, beautifully sung songs that have drawn comparison to Thom Yorke. 9pm Free. 01479 811 137 STUART MACKINTOSH @ The Waterfront. (from Schiehallion). FOLK SINGING WORKSHOPS WITH

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CORRINA HEWAT @ The Stables, Cromarty. If you’ve always wanted

coming for a tour of the Highlands in July) making her the right on the Sunday she might be bigger than the skies beneath which she sings, so why not catch her in rather more intimate surroundings at Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore and our very own Hoots?

to sing but lack a little confidence, then this is for members or £5.00 for non-members. the workshop for you. info@cromartyartstrust. morayjazzclub.co.uk. org.uk. ROCK ROBIN & BILLS @ The Market Bar. TMSA KEITH FESTIVAL @ Keith. ROCK/INDIE INJUNS @ Mad Hatters. Modern Tmsakeithfestival.blogspot.com. Gaelic sounds from Skye and Glasgow based ROCK ROCKNESS 2011 @ Dores. combo. PAOLO NUTINI brings proceedings to a close... SARA DOUGLAS @ Hootananny. BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

MON 13 JUN

FOLK DAVY COWAN @ The Coffee Shop,

Strathpeffer. Monday Night Medicine Show Coffee Shop Sessions. ANGUS NICOLSON & FRIENDS @ Hootananny. Fiery young trad troubador.

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

TUE 14 JUN

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

THU 16 JUN

CLUBBING/CHART DJ STEVE T

@ The Vault, Aviemore.

FOLK TRAD SCOTTISH FOLK NIGHT @ The

Waterfront, 8.30pm. With Kenny Jamieson (Lead singer Schiehallion).

JAZZ/WORLD THE BLACK ISLE STOMPERS @ Elgin City Social Club. Led by “the quiet man of jazz” - Pat StrachanEntry costs £3.00

FRI 17 JUN

CLASSICAL MORAY SPIRIT OF BRASS FESTIVAL 2011 @ Various Elgin Venues. Fri 17:Movie Spectacular Concert with Spirit of Brass Band St. Giles Church, ElginSat 18: Brass Workshops for all ages, ability and instrument led by world famous Georgina Bromilow (Trumpet) and Carol Jarvis (Trombone) Elgin Academy 10.30 - 12.30, Live Music including “Bold as Brass” Brass/Street Theatre Group Elgin Plainstones 1.30pm 3.00pm, Big Band Spectacular with Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra Featuring special guests Georgina Bromilow and Carol Jarvis Elgin Town Hall 7.30pm £10.00, Late night Jam Session Elgin Town Hall Supper Room £5.00Sun19: Moray Massed Bands “Victorian Day” at Brodie Castle 2.00 pm - 4.00pm, Bach to the Future with “Bells Up” Brass Quintet, RSAMD St Giles Church 7.00pm £8.00 Tickets from Beaver Travel, Forres and Elgin and at the door. email: laurableck@hotmail.co.uk or glenn@glennmunro.co.uk 07989 356 899. CLUBBING KICKED AND SNARED @ Cake Nightclub, Inverness. Cake presents a night of dubstep and drum and bass, check facebook events page for details. £3.

JUST JON @ The Vault, Aviemore.


ISHBEL MACASKILL MEMORIAL SERVICE: Eden Court Empire, Thu 16 Jun, 9am GAELIC/FOLK

When Ishbel MacAskill

died in April after a fall we lost a

ABSOLUTE BOWIE @ Strathpeffer Pavilion, 8pm. The UK’s top David Bowie tribute.Tickets from Booth Scotland and TicketWeb, via 24-hour hotline 08444 771000, June’s Card Shop Dingwall and Pavilion 01997 420124. 01997 420124

woman often referred to as the Gaelic Diva, who not only performed with matchless grace, but also influenced a whole new generation. Among them Julie Fowlis, who said,

“She had a rich, distinctive voice, a great sense of fun and personality in droves. Coupled with her effortless

MORRISSEY @ The Ironworks, 7pm. The greatest gig ever at Ironworks? We expect so. 0871 789 4173

charm and stage presence, she captivated audiences all over the world.” With her teaching as well as her singing she was responsible for spreading Gaelic to many people who might never have heard it before and there’s contributed songs to a hand-held device for use by visitors to Uig beach on Lewis which is presumably still used today. This memorial should celebrate quite a life. Seats are free, but ticketed, so to reserve go to www.eden-court.co.uk or phone 01463 234234 FOLK ALLY MACKENZIE & FRIENDS

@ Hootananny.

ROCK INSIDER FESTIVAL @ Aviemore. Party

like it’s 1899 as there’s a Victorian theme to three days of music, theatrics, balladry boating and the best food and drink.With LAU, CHARLIE MCKERRON AND FRIENDS, HIDDEN ORCHESTRA, ADMIRAL FALLOW, MICHAEL MARRA, STANLEY ODD, GEESE, THE BANANA SESSIONS, THE MIKE KEARNEY KA-TET, THE BONFIRE BAND, MACMASTER/ HAY, HORNDOG BRASS BAND, WOODENBOX WITH A FISTFUL OF FIVERS, DONNA MACIOCIA, JARLATH HENDERSON, ABAGAIL GREY, GECKO 3, WASHINGTON IRVING, GWENDOLEN CHATFIELD, BRONTO SKYLIFT, HOW TO SWIM, LET’S TALK ABOUT TREES, THE STATE BROADCASTERS, LAPSANG AND

THE SUCHONGS, THE FRENCH WIVES, LIFE UNDERVEST, KETTLE OF KITES, ROSSCO GALLOWAY/THE CHANS, DAVE MCGREGOR, ANDY AND THE TWO-HEADED RABBIT, ROBIN ADAMS, MAN’S RUIN, RURA, MY JET BLACK TRACTOR, PILOTS, MICCA’S QUICKER MACCA CRACKERS, THE LAST BATTLE, DOWNTOWN WOLVES, CHESTERWHIN... and many more! insiderfestival.com.

RICHARD JENKINSON & BEN FRITH: Nairn Comm. Centre, Sat 25 Jun CLASSICAL

Jenkinson and Frith have been playing together since

1996, a fruitful musical partnership that also found an outlet as part of the Frith Piano Quartet. With a repertoire that takes in everything from the great classics to contemporary works, Argentinean Tangos by Astor Piazzolla and even jazz by the Ukrainian composer Nikolai Kapustin, they regularly thrill audiences up and down the country. And Nairn is no exception, the duo always being well received on their visits. For this performance they’ll be concentrating on music by Russianborn composers and will be playing Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (after

Pulcinella) for cello and piano, Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata in D Minor Op 40 and Rachmaninov’s Sonata for cello and Piano in G Minor, Op 19 www.musicnairn.org.uk

CHARLIES RANCH/CHASING OWLS @ Mad Hatters.

SAT 18 JUN

CLASSICAL MORAY SPIRIT OF BRASS FESTIVAL 2011 @ Various Elgin Venues. As Friday 17

MUSIC

something hauntingly beautiful about the fact that in 2006 she

CLUBBING/CHART DJ G PETERS

@ The Vault, Aviemore.

FOLK STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT PIPE

BAND SATURDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE @ Strathpeffer Square, 8.30pm. The pipe band parade in Strathpeffer Square. The event lasts about one hour with a showcase of Highland Dancing - weather permitting. MOONZIES ALL STARS @ Hootananny. Afro-Celtic sounds from Fife.

ROCK INSIDER FESTIVAL @ Aviemore.

As Fri 17th

ALIVE FESTIVAL @ The Ironworks, 5pm. Alive Festival Worship night features Lou Fellingham. 0871 789 4173 ANDY DUNCAN @ Dows Bar. Acoustic covers. THE BALL DEEP @ Ceol Mor. These local favourites don’t play too often so this is a rare chance to catch them. www.theballdeep.co.uk. ALT X ROCK DJ’S @ Cake. Upstairs bounce with residents Dirty Wee Decks and Twidget. ROCK LAKI MERA/MUNICH

@ Mad Hatters. Folktronica quintet from Glasgow. If you like Portishead, Massive Attack and their ilk, you should check these out.

SUN 19 JUN

CLASSICAL MORAY SPIRIT OF BRASS FESTIVAL 2011 @ Various Elgin Venues. As Sat 18 Phone: 07989 356 899.

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SCOTT LANGLEY Vs MIKE MCDONALD: Cake, Sat 25 Jun CLUBBING

SCOTT LANGLEY from State Of Grace comes head to head

with MIKE MCDONALD from Phono - two of the best known dj’s in the Highland clubscene. Mike McDonald since started DJ’ing in 1997 at The Purple Rooms, Dundee, MIke has played T in the Park twice, The Rhumba Club, the Ministry of Sound Arena at the Colours Masters of the Millennium event and the IT Arena at Homelands. Highlights of his career include hosting the house room at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Dundee, playing Nissi Beach in Cyprus, DJ’ing at POP in London and warm slots for Erick Morillo, Slam, Eddie Halliwell, Anne Savage and god father of house DJ Pierre. Mike hung his promotions hat up eight years ago after working with the likes of Soma to promote the Slam Tent at T in the Park, Colours in Glasgow and the mad as a jar full of wasps club night Crash.

Sundays Bruce MacGregor’s trad music sessions and Emma Shearer’s Music Cafe for songwriters.Free admission. Food and bar available all afternoon. Kids craft club. 01463772800

DODGY GROUND @ Hootananny. JAZZ/WORLD THE BLUE NOTE NITE @ La Tortilla Asesina (upstairs), 7.30pm. Highland Hot Club and Friends - A new sonic adventure in jazz, blending music from the twenties to the noughties and beyond - great music in a relaxed atmosphere. A cabaret style jazz club - lift off at 7:30 for 3 sets of live jazz. www.myspace.com/highlandhotclub METAL SEEDS OF SORROW @ Cake. Cake

presents a night of bands, with Fallen Riot, Facegrinder and Toby Michaels.

Scott Langley has been there from the outset of the house music revolution in Inverness - 1992 to be precise. From his legendary Railway Club gigs in the 90s, he’s plied his trade at gigs around the world including Tokyo and Melbourne, and closer to home - Aberdeen, Dundee and London. He refuses to be pigeon-holed, he just churns out tune after tune of groove-infused beats. His club night State of Grace was a mainstay of the north’s club scene for 20 odd years - with guest DJs such as James Holden, Mauro Piccoto and Lee Burridge to name but a few. His return to the Inverness club scene is a very welcome one. FOLK LIVE MUSIC @ Bogbain Farm. Alternate

FRI 24 JUN

ROCK CHARLIES RANCH @ The Market Bar.

One of several combos providing creative outlets for local musicians Robin Abbot and Marc Clement. Expect emotional country rock. BLIND & DEAF @ Dows Bar. Covers. DAVE ARCARI @ Ceol Mor. Aggressive, dynamic blues-based sound that owes as much to punk, rockabilly and trash country as pre-war Delta blues.www.davearcari.com.

SAT 25 JUN

the guitarist for Texas. There’s already much excitement about their rock with a punk edge.

CLASSICAL RICHARD JENKINSON & BEN FRITH @ Nairn Community Centre, 8pm. Programme includes Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Shostakovich’s cello Sonata in D minor Op 40, and Rachmaninov’s Sonata for cello. 01667 453476

ELGIN CITY BAND @ The Plainstones, Elgin. Elgincityband.co.uk.

CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS DOES CEILIDH & STUFF @ The Waterfront. Ceilidh.

CLUBBING SCOTT LANGLEY VS MIKE MCDONALD @ Cake, Inverness. See inset feature>>>

ROCK INSIDER FESTIVAL @ Aviemore.

As Sat 18th BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

MON 20 JUN

FOLK ADRIANA SPINA @ The Coffee Shop,

Strathpeffer. Monday Night Medicine Show Coffee Shop Sessions.

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

TUE 21 JUN

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WED 22 JUN

FOLK JOOST @ The Market Bar. Folk sounds.

THU 23 JUN

FOLK TRAD SCOTTISH FOLK NIGHT @ The

POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE: Eden Court OneTouch, Tue 28 Jun COUNTRY/ROOTS

Of the many roots musicians

travelling the world, spreading the early American music tradition, St. Louis musician and singer Pokey LaFarge is one of the finest, as anyone who saw him at Eden Court last

Waterfront, 8.30pm. With Kenny Jamieson (Lead singer Schiehallion).

year will testify. His creative mix of early jazz,

THE INVERS @ Hootananny.

swing rings true and fine, making him one

string ragtime, country blues and western

ROCK ROBIN & BILLS @ The Market Bar.

of the most innovative of all the purists

JACK TOWNES @ Mad Hatters. Quartet named after their frontman who also happens to be the son of

performing American roots music today. It’s

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wonderfully infectious, and all laid down in front of a big, big swingin’ beat.


RANALD SMITH & IAIN MACGILLIVRAY: Beaufort Hotel, Sat 25 Jun, 8pm The duo responsible not only for being

ROCK ROBIN & BILLS @ The Market Bar.

FRI 01 JUL

FOLK TORRIDON @ The Ironworks, 7.30pm.

Always popular mixture of rock and traditional sounds. 0871 789 4173

among the first to embrace folk music in Inverness, but also responsible for the inception of music at the Market Bar, have been playing together since, it seems, time immemorial. They took a seven year break, but reconvened in 2003 and now, eight years later “despite a heart attack and the removal of one limb” they’re still going (relatively) strong. Their annual Midsummer Gig has become a vital

THE SHEE @ Universal Hall, 8pm. All-female band showcasing three powerful vocalists and diverse range of musical influences combining to produce an adventurous brew of Folk, Gaelic, Scots and Bluegrass.

part of the Inverness musical calendar, not only as a way of hearing their music, but also giving you a chance to show your appreciation for a couple of people integral to the history of live music in the city. Tickets for this year’s gig are on sale at the Beaufort Hotel reception from Fri 10 Jun, priced £8, or you can reserve by e-mail from mgillfolk@gmail.com To read more about the duo’s important contribution to folk music in Inverness check out

www.mgillfolk.org.uk FOLK

RANALD SMITH & IAIN MACGILLIVRAY - THE FIFTH DECADE @ The Beaufort Hotel, 8pm. See above THE HIGHLOWSOME @ The Market Bar, 9pm. Local act. EJ @ Dows Bar. From Traditional to Modern. ROCK BIRO @ The Room. Local musicians

Black isle Rock Orchestra.

MYSTIC SHOES @ Mad Hatters. ‘ROCK THE HALL’ @ Elgin Town Hall, 7pm. Live music from a selection of local bands and acoustic acts for ages 11-18 . Tickets £4.00 available from Elgin Youth café and at the door on the night.Tel (01343) 548300. ROCK LEWIS HAMILTON + SUPPORT FROM

SOLID GROUND @ Ceol Mor. Young blues prodigy bringing his brand of blues-rock back to the Highland capital along with his band The Boogie Brothers. www.lewishamiltonmusic.com.

SUN 26 JUN

FOLK LIVE MUSIC @ Bogbain Farm. Alternate

Sundays Bruce MacGregor’s trad music sessions and Emma Shearer’s Music Cafe for songwriters.Free admission. Food and bar available all afternoon. Kids craft club. 01463 772800

travelling troubador performing his lyrical, literate vignettes.£12. bogbainfarm.com. 01463772800 KEVIN FRASER @ Dows Bar. ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

MON 27 JUN

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

TUE 28 JUN

COUNTRY/ROOTS POKEY LAFARGE & THE

SOUTH CITY THREE @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. One of the best Americana acts around. 01463 234 234

ROCK THE LOST @ The Market Bar. Music. POP JLS AND OLLY MURS @ Victoria Park,

Dingwall, 4pm. JLS and Olly Murs make for a bill that’s bound to thrill X Factor fans. Both acts may have found fame on TV but are proving that they’re more than capable of crafting their own success. Tickets, priced from £36-£42 will be available only at: www. seetickets.com Booking Line: 08716 207060 www.rosscountyfootballclub.co.uk.

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WED 29 JUN

CLASSICAL CHORAL CONCERT @ The Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness, 7.30pm. Choir of The Messiah Church, Copenhagen, Denmark. Donations for The Old High Church Organ Appeal Fund. ROCK FERGUS & GREG @ The Market Bar.

THU 30 JUN

CLASSICAL SINGING FOR PLEASURE

EJ @ The Waterfront. Trad music.

@ Crown Church, 8pm. An hour-long concert of well-loved songs. Part of the ‘Music at the Crown’ series, which is aimed at visitors to the town and locals alike.

SANDRA & NICK @ Hootananny.

FOLK TRAD SCOTTISH FOLK NIGHT

ALLAN TAYLOR IN CONCERT @ Bogbain Farm. A premier performer on the European folk scene, Taylor has spent the past 40 years as a

HOODJA @ Hootananny.

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SAT 02 JUL

CLUBBING GARY BECK @ Cake. Also on the bill-Main room:Alan MacPhersonBrian MackenzieSteven FlynnRoom 2:The Boomshank RedemptionRoss Lyall (Filth) Tickets £8 in advance available from:The Music Shop, InvernessOscars Bar, DingwallESP, Elginwww.ticketweb.co.uk.

@ The Waterfront, 8.30pm. With Kenny Jamieson (Lead singer Schiehallion).

SUN 03 JUL

FOLK FASH STEWART @ Hootananny, 8pm.

Compere of The Potting Shed Stage at last year’s Belladrum Festival, Stewart has much of the Leonard Cohen about him. http://www. fashstewart.co.uk.

ROCK THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS

SHOW @ Eden Court Empire, 8pm. Europe’s No’1 Blues Brothers Production is back in town with their world famous all singing, all dancing, all action show celebrating 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon. 01463 234 234


ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

TRIBUTE SHOWS: various venues

MON 04 & TUE 05 JUL

Of course a month doesn’t go by in Inverness without some sort of

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

tribute show taking place. It’s in the cultural DNA. Fortunately the

WED 06 JUL

next few weeks demonstrate what the genre can be like at its best

FOLK JOOST @ The Market Bar.

rather than just wheeling out a whole load of people too lazy to

THU 07 JUL

write their own songs.

ROCK ROBIN & BILLS @ The Market Bar.

First up it’s ABSOLUTE BOWIE at Strathpeffer Pavilion on Fri 17

FRI 08 JUL

Jun (www.strathpefferpavilion.org). Despite the fact that the man

ORCHESTRA STRINGS TOUR 2011 @ The Craigmonie Centre, 8pm. See feat P26

eternally mean-spirited Daily Mail is too chubby (thanks to heart

CLASSICAL SCOTTISH CHAMBER

himself seems to have settled into retirement and, according to the

FOLK/COUNTRY DOLLY THE SHOW @ The Ironworks, 7pm. See inset feat.>>

medication) to even be called The Thin White Duke, this five piece

POP SUPERTROUPERS @ Eden Court

his finest moments. And just remember that anyone who doesn’t

SAT 09 JUL

FOLK RHYTHM N REEL @ The Ironworks,

7.30pm. Celtic rock sextet with their own arrangements of traditional Scottish tunes led by pipes, fiddle and accordion. 0871 789 4173

POP SUPERTROUPERS @ Eden Court

like Young Americans or Sound And Vision isn’t to be trusted. Ever. Almost as flamboyantly theatrical as Bowie is THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS SHOW at Eden Court on Sun 03 Jul (www.eden-court.co.uk). John and Dan’s original incarnation 30 years ago was born out of a genuine love for

Empire, 8pm. See inset feat.>>

soul music and that dynamic is retained in this all singing, all

SUN 10 JUL

dancing show. Sunglasses and titfers obligatory.

ROCK - BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

MUSIC

Empire, 8pm. See inset feat.>>

are determined to keep his spirit alive with impressive renditions of

MON 11 JUL

FOLK START OF CALEDONIAN CANAL

CEILIDH TRAIL 2011 . Traditional music, song and dance round Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal. Informal music sessions and ceilidhs. For more information contact Margo Maclennan 01463 663817. SINGING WORKSHOPS WITH CORRINA HEWAT @ The Stables, Cromarty.

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

TUE 12 JUL

ROCK BILLY MORRISON @ The Market Bar.

WED 13 JUL

FOLK ELSA MCTAGGART - SINGS, STRINGS

AND OTHER THINGS! @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm. Fiddle virtuoso with “a voice that could stop wars”. 01463 234 234

FOLK/ROCK THE SAW DOCTORS

@ The Ironworks. 0871 789 4173

THU 14 JUL

CLASSICAL GIRLS’ CHOIR OF WELLS CATHEDRAL @ Inverness Cathedral, 7.30pm. Admission free, retiring collection.

FRI 15 JUL

FOLK LOSSIEMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL

@ The Beach Bar, Lossiemouth. Free folk festival with kids’ entertainment too. Performers welcome. Camping/caravans etc, £5 /night Landlordwww.lossiefolkclub.co.uk KAN IN CONCERT @ Bogbain Farm. Modern Trad Music quartet featuring Brian Finnegan (Flook), Aidan O’Rourke (Lau), Ian Stephenson and Jim Goodwin. The combination of four such fine musicians is bound to be ace. 01463 772800

SUPERTROUPERS at Eden Court Empire on Fri 08 & Sat 09 Jul (www.eden-court.co.uk), doesn’t bring you just one tribute, but two as the music of both Abba and The Bee Gees is celebrated in something that’s billed as “Mamma Mia meets Night Fever”. Is it just us, or isn’t posterity starting to suggest that the Brothers Gibb’s output is actually ageing better than that of the Swedish hitmakers? Who’d have thunk it? DOLLY THE SHOW at Ironworks on Fri 08 Jul (www. ironworksvenue.com) has perhaps the hardest tribute task of all, to capture the excellence of Ms Parton, a woman whose appeal rests on far more than impressive frontage. Hopefully this two hour performance will communicate her wit and playfulness as well as the genuinely moving personality that, er, underpins a barrel load of great songs.

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SOME GIVEAWAYS When Twin Atlantic came to Ironworks for a gig that will undoubtedly confirm their popularity among fans of big, swooping sounds, they unveiled plenty of songs from their new album, “Free”. And just so you know what they’re on about, we asked singer Sam McTrusty to take us through it track by track. Edit Me » A massive statement of being your own person and not being manipulated by the pressures of all the bats in the wings trying to suck your blood. Time For You To Stand Up » The lyrics in the chorus to this song explain it all in “need you to believe in me”. No explanation required. Apocalyptic Renegade » A song about the gloating nature of us all and ignoring the very fact that we are in the midst of the end. Dun duuun duuuuuuuuuuun. Yes I Was Drunk » A song about a man who drives and drinks himself to death... Cheery eh? Dreamember » A song about dreaming and never remembering them. See what I did there? Get it? Free » A song for anyone who needs their music to be played from the heart with no bullshit attached. We had a liberating experience as a band and it is reflected in the music of this song. Crash Land » An acoustic song about a plane crash fuelled by my passionate fear of flying. Make A Beast Of Myself » Inspired by the writings of Hunter S. Thompson. Probably the song that goes the most over the top and douses itself in grandeur. The Ghost of Eddie » We are in the depths of the digital age and as much as it’s a positive affair there is also massive negative facade. We are all now narcissistic egotists obsessed with our social stature... ROCK AND ROLL! Serious Underground Dance Vibes » An instrumental song. We wanted to connect to the listener with purely the music as that’s why moves us the most and what we write first in the process. Eight Days » A song about suspense and the tricky nature of the ups and downs of love. Wonder Sleeps Here » This is a sleet number for all you ballroom bitches out there. We Want Better, Man » Hopefully a wake-up call. I certainly over the last few years of touring have had my horizons and mind broadened and tried to express that in this song.

We’ve got 5 copies of the new album to giveaway, see below for details on how to get your mits on ‘em!

It’s all going poptastic in Dingwall as Ross County’s Victoria Park Stadium plays host to the double whammy of JLS and Olly Murs on Sat 02 Jul. While Murs is steadily building up a fanbase of his own, it’s JLS who have become one of the most successful X Factor acts of all time. JLS - Oritsé, JB, Aston, and Marvin have enjoyed amazing success, with numerous successful R’n’B singles and a couple of chart-topping albums plus, obviously, a neat skill at backflips. We’ve got a pair of standing tickets to give away as well as a chance to meet JLS before the gig!

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN TEXT ‘JLS’ OR ‘TWIN’ TO 07786 20 69 55 Txts cost 1 standard rate message each. Entries must be received before 21st June. Winners will be notified shortly after.


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ED STAFFORD - Walking The Amazon: Eden Court, Mon 27 Jun Of all the expeditions to undertake, a trip down the Amazon always seems most classically adventurous and also rife with a myriad of potential hazards. And that’s if you go by boat, what with it being a river and everything. Which makes Ed Stafford’s decision to try and walk its length an undertaking of spectacular foolhardiness. And us look like underachieving scaredy cats on learning that he actually achieved what he set out to do, taking 860 days (that’s almost three years!) to traverse its 4000 mile length and becoming the first explorer ever to do so. Even Sir Ranulph Fiennes, a man for whom no waking of elemental stricture, praised Stafford’s trip as “truly extraordinary”. Ed wrote about his adventure in his soon to be released book Walking The Amazon and now he’s here to recount some of his tales. He might even explain why

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day is complete without subjecting himself to some sort

he’s hooked on such punishing behaviour, having recently completed a 103 mile ultramarathon in 24 hours simply “for something to do in between expeditions”.

www.eden-court.co.uk

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MARYMAS FAIR: Northern Meeting Park Sat 18 Jun Marymass is the Scottish name for the feast of the assumption, usually celebrated in midAugust, but in Inverness it has been moved to the third Saturday of June and had the final “s” lopped off its name. Now in its 25th year, the Marymas Fair sees a local schoolgirl crowned Marymas Queen (with presumably no talk of “being” Dead Mary) at the Town House before everyone repairs to Northern Meeting Park for a fair, with stalls, sideshows, entertainment, barbecue and more. Over 3000 visitors are expected for an event which this year has a medieval theme. The crowning takes place at the Town House at 11.15am.

crossroadsinverness.co.uk/ Marymas-Medieval-Fair

NIMMO’S INVERNESS SURVEY & JOURNAL, 1806 @ Uhi Executive Office, Inverness. Alexander Nimmo began his career as Rector of Inverness Academy and became an engineer of unique and path-breaking skill.

THU 09 JUN

COOKERY DEMO WITH LADY CLAIRE MACDONALD @ Dingwall Acadeny, 7.30pm. Ably assisted by ‘sous chef’ Rocpool Restaurant’s, Steven Devlin. Marie Curie Highland event, Tickets £15, 01463 238328 text ‘ Lady Claire’ to 07515 190240.

FRI 10 JUN

BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square. Scottish music followed by Highland dancing.

HANDBAG PARTY @ Strathpeffer Community Centre, 7.30pm. Come along and browse a great variety of handbags, purses, scarves and bracelets.

SAT 11 JUN

SUN 12 JUN

ORCHIDS @ Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. Orchids are some of our most beautiful flowers and Merkinch LNR has plenty. No booking required. Phone Katy Martin on 01463 710786 for more details. KIRKHILL AND BUNCHREW GALA DAY @ Kirkhill & Buncrew. Mini music festival, archery, pony trekking, fly fishing, laserquest, craft stands, mini digger competition, golf competition, bucking bronco, army assault course, police dog display, tug o war competition, children’s craft tent, vintage vehicles, tombola, coconut shy and much more. Great family day out. RSPB ILLUSTRATED TALK ABERNETHY @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. A forest for the Future by Alison Greggans. Abernethy Nature Reserve combines ancient forests with tranquil lochs, vast moorlands and spectacular mountains.

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WED 08 JUN

FRI 17 JUN

MORAY FARMERS MARKET @ The Plainstones, Elgin. Elgin Farmers Market is held on the ‘plain-stones’ in the centre of Elgin. The market has a good selection of local vegetables and fruit, locally produced cheeses and Aberdeen Angus meat as well as bread and home-bakes. CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Buckie, Cluny Square. MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT PROF JOHN MCCLATCHEY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE @ Highland Hospice, 7pm. What influences the climate? The basic science you need to understand.

BUTTERFLIES WALK @ East Nairn Beach, 2pm. Find out about some of the rare butterflies living on the dunes. 01463 710786 Adults £3Concession £2.

SAT 18 JUN

MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT EXPLORING THE HIGHLAND WILDLIFE PARK @ Highland Wildlife Park, 12.15pm.. A guided bus tour for the whole family Places are limited, so please book. 01463 273000

KNOCKAN CRAG @ tbc, 9am. To see Geological features; continuing to Kylesku and Unapool view point. Non-members welcome on club outings. Guest payment £1.50. spanglefish.com/DingwallFieldClub/.

MON 13 JUN

A SECTION OF THE SPEYSIDE WAY @ Strathspey. Explore an 11 mile section of the Speyside Way with your local ranger – Nethy Bridge to Aviemore. Saranne Bish on 01479 873 914 for more details. Adults £10, concessions £5.

MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT DR ANDREW DUNCAN: WHAT ARE MY ODDS? @ Inverness College, 7pm. How the strange world of odds, possibilities and statistics affects our lives. Tickets free from The Booth or on 01463 273000.

DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF MONADH MOR @ Tore, 10am. Come and celebrate National Dragonfly Week at the largest forest bog in Scotland. Phone 01349 868563 for more details.

OSPREYS BY CAROLINE RANCE @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. RSPB Illustrated Talk, £4/£1.50 (RSPB members £3.50) includes refreshments.

TUE 14 JUN

SOUTH SUTOR FROM CROMARTY @ Cromarty, 1pm. Climb to the viewpoint on the South Sutor looking over the Moray Firth towards Burghead and Nairn. Watch fulmars ALAN WATSON FEATHERSTONE soar along the cliff edge. Phone 01349 @ The Falconer Museum, 7.30pm. Founder of 868563 for more details. Trees for Life Scotland. www.falconermuseum.co.uk/events.html. MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT PROFESSOR AUBREY MANNING: THE ANIMALS AND OURSELVES @ Inverness College. The differences and surprising similarities between GARDEN OPEN DAY @ Field House, animals and humans. Tickets £5 from The Booth Belladrum. Informal country garden in one or 01463 273000. acre site. Mixed borders with some unusual plants - a plantsman’s garden. £4 admission, EQUALITY @ Riverside Lounge, Glen Mohr Hotel, proceeds to charity. dougthegarden.co.uk. Inverness, 7.30pm. Pink Castle Philosophy Club debate. This club is open to anybody and friendly towards anyone who is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender. www.pinkcastle.eu. BOOK LAUNCH – ALEXANDER

SUN 05 JUN

THU 16 JUN

BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square.

SANDS BALLOON RELEASE @ Falcon Square. SANDS is Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity. The proceeds of the balloon release will be going towards providing support to those who need it and also to help set up a regular group meeting. uk-sands.org/.

SAIL CALEDONIA @ Great Glen. sailcaledonia.org.

MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT ANGUS JAMIESON, TECH21: WILL THE OIL RUN OUT? @ Inverness College. Jamieson will share something of his experience as survey advisor in the Gulf of Mexico disaster last year.

MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT STEM CELLS: VISION OF THE FUTURE @ Inverness College. A new documentary from the team that made the highly acclaimed Stem Cell Stories.Tickets free from The Booth or on 01463 273000.

VICTORIAN DAY @ Strathpeffer. As well as market stalls in Strathpeffer Square in the afternoon, there will be a variety of events throughout the day, including a tea dance in the Pavilion from 2pm to 4pm.

SAT 04 JUN

WED 15 JUN

25TH MARYMAS FAIR @ Northern Meeting Park. See inset feature <<<<<<<

BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY TARTAN ARMY (BASTA) 10TH BIRTHDAY @ Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 2pm till 10pm. Barbecue, childrens entertainment, live music, pipes and drums plus singer songwriter Andy Chung and Highland band TORRIDON. www.spanglefish.com/BASTA. GHOST TRAIN WALK 2011 @ Davaway. Overnight 24 mile walk from Grantown-on-Spey to Forres The walk uses the Dava Way and most of the route follows the old Highland Railway line. davaway.org.uk. CFPA AND RNLI FAMILY DAY @ Port Office, Shore Road, Invergordon. Lifeboat, sailing displays, canoe races and both the lifeboat and CFPA’s pilot cutter will be open to the public. On shore the emergency services will be on hand to talk to visitors, back by popular demand will be minibus tours of the Service Base, craft stalls, plus a full programme of


FOOD & CRAFT MARKET @ Strathpeffer Community Centre. Come and browse through a wide variety of stalls and there’s a kids matinee to the keep the young ‘uns entertained. CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Buckie, Cluny Square.

SUN 19 JUN

your doubloons and pieces of eight. 01463 791814. ELGIN BID ENVIRONMENTAL/HEALTHY THEME DAY @ The Plainstones, Elgin. Come along for a day of fun and street entertainment with Tigah, Cycle Demonstrations and try outs, Bike Doctor, music from Elgin City Band, Tae Kwon Do Demonstrations from Focus Martial Arts, market stalls and information buses. Health and Wellness Open Day at Elgin Library. PUMP IT UP @ The Plainstones, Elgin. See Friday 24th.

SUN 26 JUN

PROF. RICHARD WISEMAN @ The Ironworks, 6pm. Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst others face ABERNETHY OPEN GARDENS @ Abernethy. repeated failure and sadness? Just one of the Children half price Proceeds to a local small questions posed by the Professor. charity About 10 local private gardens open for the day. £5 per adult. CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Lossiemouth, Old Station Car Park. GHOST TRAIN WALK 2011 @ Davaway.

MON 20 JUN

WETLAND WONDER BY KAREN SUTCLIFFE @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. RSPB Illustrated Talk, A look at the wildlife and the management of RSPB Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve - the most important wetland in Scotland.

TUE 21 JUN

CULLODEN ACADEMY HIGHLAND GAMES @ Culloden Academy. A fun evening for the whole family! Music, sports, stalls and many attractions. Programmes on entry - £1 for adults and 50p for children/concessions.

THU 23 JUN

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Keith, Reidhaven Square. BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square.

FRI 24 JUN

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Keith, Reidhaven Square. STRATHPEFFER AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND QUIZ NIGHT @ Strathpeffer Community Centre, 7pm. Teams maximum of 6 people - £3 per person. BYOB There will be refreshments and a raffle.To book a table email: strathband@live.co.uk or just turn up on the night.

MON 27 JUN

RSPB ILLUSTRATED TALK ABERNETHY @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. A forest for the Future by Alison Greggans. Abernethy Nature Reserve combines ancient forests with tranquil lochs, vast moorlands and spectacular mountains.

These days science is sexy, with TV presenters like Brian Cox and Liz Bonnin firmly dispatching any notion of the subject being dry and dusty. It’s this realignment of the discipline in the public consciousness that the Monster Science festival is capitalising on, with an outreach programme to schools throughout the Highlands running alongside a series of public events and lectures. And there’s plenty of interesting sounding stuff from demonstrations of Supermarket Science at Tesco’s Retail Park and guided bus tours of Highland Wildlife Park to talks on subjects as diverse as the odds of winning game shows and whether all the oil’s going to run out. For full details of all the events taking place, visit the festival website at:

www.monsterfest.co.uk

TUE 28 JUN

DINGWALL FIELD CLUB WALK @ Avoch, 6.30pm. spanglefish.com/DingwallFieldClub.

WED 29 JUN

ORCHIDS GALORE @ Newtonmore, 6pm. 01540 673907 for more details. adults £5, concessions £3.

THU 30 JUN

TWO ISLAND NOTABLES: ALEXANDER AND EUPHEMIA RITCHIE OF IONA CELTIC ART @ Fortrose Community Theatre, 7.30pm. Groam House Museum Lecture. Dr E Mairi MacArthur, author of IONA CELTIC ART the work ofAlexander and Euphemia Ritchie. Admission £4 (Members £2). 01381 621252

your garden through appropriate design, planting and provision of nesting and feeding opportunities.

BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square.

SUN 10 JUL

THU 07 JUL

BEAULY & FIRTH PIPE BAND & HIGHLAND DANCING @ Beauly Square.

FRI 01 JUL

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Elgin.

DRAGON WALK @ Tradespark Woods, Nairn. Do dragons really exist? There’s only one way to find out! Be brave and come and join the Dragon Trail! Suitable for children aged 4-10 years. 01463 710786

SAT 02 JUL

MON 11 JUL

CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Elgin.

STRATHRORY TOWARDS BEINN THARSUINN @ By Ardross, 10am. Search out for the wildlife of the moor and rivers of Strathrory. Dippers, stonechat and wheatears. No dogs. Phone 01349 868563 for more details.

PUMP IT UP @ The Plainstones, Elgin. Free pushbike MOT check, Bike Hods demostrations & competition. Bike powered smoothie making (available Sat at the Library) Turn pedal power into delicious fruit smoothies. SUNBEAM TALBOT ALPINE RALLY and so much more cycling goodness. @ Bogbain Farm. Join hundreds of people from all over the world on the fields of Bogbain Farm to marvel at these beautiful cars. bogbainfarm.com. 01463772800 THE MAGGIE FAIR @ Garmouth, Moray. A typical village fair with games, shows,tug o CONTINENTAL MARKET @ Elgin. war, 5 mile run etc.

SAT 25 JUN

INVERNESS BOAT FESTIVAL @ Inverness Marina. The Rotary Club of Inverness Culloden are organising the first Inverness Boat Festival at the brand new Inverness Marina and they are looking for as many folks to dress up as pirates as possible. Fire Brigade, RNLI, Northern Constabulary, Coastguard, Black Isle Brewery, Findhorn Marina and a Pirate Market filled with the kind of booty guaranteed to tempt you to spend

MONSTER SCIENCE FESTIVAL @ Various venues, 11–19 Jun

SUN 03 JUL

SUNBEAM TALBOT ALPINE RALLY @ Bogbain Farm. bogbainfarm.com

MON 04 JUL

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music and dancing displays, bouncy castle and more. The RNLI will have their BBQ on the go, supplying food throughout the day. www.cfpa.co.uk.

RED KITES IN THE HIGHLANDS @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. RSPB Illustrated Talk THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA: TRANSFORMATIONAL TWEETING OR DEVALUATION OF DEMOCRACY? @ Craigmonie, Drumnadrochit. FREE informal talk 7pm - 9pm.

TUE 12 JUL

HUMAN RIGHTS @ Glen Mohr 7.30pm. Pink Castle Philosophy Club - open to anybody and friendly towards anyone who is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender. www.pinkcastle.eu. RURAL RESILIENCE: COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR TOMORROW @ Bog Cotton Cafe, Cannich, 7pm. Presented by Dr Sarah Skerratt

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE BY PETE MOORE @ Boat Of Garten Community Hall, 7.30pm. [ NB: Items in blue are in Moray area ] RSPB illustrated talk. How to attract wildlife to

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Jason Francis and Nick George for Premier Stage Productions Ltd proudly present

Cliff Thorburn

Dennis Taylor Jimmy White

John Virgo

John Parrott

An evening of fun, laughter and of course snooker from some of the greats

Michaela Tabb

Scottish Tour Tues 5th July Kelvin Hall, Glasgow 0141 276 1450 Weds 6th July Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234234 Thurs 7th July AECC, Aberdeen 08444 77 9000 VIP packages available at all events For full tour dates please go to

www.snookerlegends.co.uk *Player line up subject to change at short notice.

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SNOOKER LEGENDS:

To whet your appetite, we caught up with the mighty Jimmy “Whirlwind” White and Tabb to ask them what it’s all about.

The final of the recent Snooker World Championships was one of the most exciting for years, drawing a huge TV audience and, in runner-up Judd Trump, giving people a glimpse of someone who’s bound to be one of the sport’s dazzling lights over the years to come. Because if there’s one thing the sport is missing these days, it’s genuine stars, with Ronnie O’ Sullivan perhaps the only one who really thrills. If you miss some of the characters from the old days, you’ll welcome this Snooker Legends night where Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, John Parrott, John Virgo and Cliff Thorburn are gathered together with top snooker ref Michaela Tabb making sure everyone plays by the rules. In addition to regular tickets there’s a VIP package available with pre-match champagne reception with the players, premium seat and souvenir brochure. There’s even a chance for one member of the audience to partner a legend in a game of doubles.

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In our eyes, you’re the biggest legend of them all, but does doing this tour mean you’ve decided you’re not going to get that elusive World Championship you always deserved? Certainly not, I’m still as keen as ever to play on the main tour and still believe that if I can get past qualifying for the world championships then my experience at the venue itself could help me do very well there. The Legends Tour means I get to get a summer of practice but also get the chance to meet the fans and renew old rivalries with Cliff, Dennis and John Parrott. We remember bumping into you some years ago in an after-hours club in Brixton playing cards the night before going on to play magnificent snooker in a competition. How typical was that as preparation for a big match? Ha ha, did I win the card game? Sadly that was the usual preparation but nowadays you’re more likely to find me tucked up in bed before a game...times have changed! Only Ronnie O’Sullivan seems to have the same pizzazz that


Loopy ! robbed the game of characters? The characters are still there, they just don’t seem to be able to express themselves in the way we used to. Many players have managers and PR people and get told what to say, when to smile etc. Ronnie is different, he does it his way and that’s why people love him. For me he’s  the greatest talent we’ve ever had in the game. What do you think of Barry Hearn’s ideas for reinventing snooker with shorter, faster games? It’s the best thing to happen to snooker in years; Barry has a track record of being successful in any sport he’s involved in.  I love things like shot clocks and short frames although I’m not quite as fast as I used to be! If you were sixteen now, would you consider snooker as a career? Absolutely, it’s a fantastic sport and it’s all I’ve ever known. What can people expect from the Legends tour show? It’s a show, full of fun but also competitive snooker.  John Virgo does his impressions and commentates throughout the games, basically taking the mickey when we miss!  Dennis makes me laugh every show and Cliff also has a great dry sense of humour.  It really is the most fun I’ve ever had on a snooker tour... and I’ve done a few! It’s great to be coming to Scotland and I hope the fans will come along and see us.

MICHAELA TABB:

People talk about the macho culture of snooker, but it seems its one of the few sports where the presence of a female official doesn’t raise an eyebrow. Has it really been that easy to get accepted? At the beginning I was accepted by the players as they knew I was a very accomplished 9 ball referee. I wasn’t accepted by the other referees or some of the ‘old school’ and had to prove myself to them. I basically kept my head down and worked hard, kept my mouth shut and didn’t’ cause myself any problems! With the players it was great because they made it worthwhile by accepting me so readily, without their support I wouldn’t have made it, I know that... What first made you want to be a referee? I didn’t! Having played amateur pool you had to referee each other’s games when you played league. I always seemed to do more than fair share because I liked it and I then fell into televised pool refereeing as my husband was invited to play and he suggested I would be a good referee from Scotland. (It was a televised event in Scotland and we weren’t married then!! ) As a former pool player what was the transition to snooker like? Very easy as I never played snooker, but I was a fan who watched it since I was 11ish... You were a bit of a science boffin at college. What do you think you’d have ended up doing if you hadn’t been led astray by hanging round pool halls? I was very much science based at school but I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do.  At the time there wasn’t a lot of career guidance so you went to college because you didn’t know what the other options were. Do you miss playing? Only when I go to a pool event

SPORT

you and Hurricane Higgins had. Has ultra-professionalism

that all my old friends are playing in. It’s hard to watch then when I was so used to be a Scottish International beside them. Are any other female referees coming through? What advice would you give them? Lots more coming through from all over the world now! My path has made it easy for them, there isn’t a stigma attached anymore so they shouldn’t need any special attention. I would just advise that they treat it as a career if that’s what they want and don’t just be a ‘fan’.

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KIRKHILL V BALLOCH @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

TUE 21 JUN

CRICKET BEAULY V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

WED 22 JUN CRICKET @ Fraser Park, Inverness

ATHLETICS PINTOS 3K SERIES @ Cooper Park, Elgin, Moray , 7pm.

Now that the footy’s finished and there isn’t a World Cup or Euro

DOCHFOUR DASH 5.2 MILE TRAIL RACE + JUNIOR RACE @ Queens Park, Inverness, 7.15pm.

Mon, Tue, Wed 6-9pm

to grab our attention, we’re thinking of looking to cricket to salve our sporting desires. If you’re the same, you might want to participate in the Inverness Welfare Cricket League which looks to 20/20 as a blueprint, with 12-14 eight ball overs, loads of bowlers and batsmen “retiring” once they reach twenty, so everyone gets a chance to participate. There are currently 6 teams playing; Balloch, Beauly, Kirkhill, Waterfront, Corriegarth and (a new team this year) Merkinch which is being organised by the Rev Burkitt from Fortrose who does a lot of admirable work with the underprivileged and those affected by drug problems. There are league and cup competitions and teams are open to all, old or young, male or female. See the sports listings for dates of fixtures and to take part contact the league secretary at:

OUTDOOR/WALKING GLEN AFFRIC WALKING FESTIVAL @ Glen Affric. Set amidst arguably the most beautiful Glen in Scotland, this will see walkers journeying around, up and down a total of nine Munros and one Graham. naturalhighguiding. co.uk.

TUE 07 JUN

CRICKET BEAULY V WATERFRONT @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET.

WED 15 JUN

ATHLETICS QUARRELWOOD FOREST RUN @ Quarrelwood. Registration 6.15 Juniors start 6.45 Seniors start 7.15. Cricket WATERFRONT V KIRKHILL @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

SAT 18 JUN

BALLOCH V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

ATHLETICS HIGHLAND CROSS 2011 DUATHLON @ Kintail To Beauly. 50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail to Beauly. Entry by invite only. highlandcross.co.uk/.

SUN 12 JUN

SUN 19 JUN

WED 08 JUN

ATHLETICS JOG SCOTLAND 5K SUMMER CHALLENGE & 1.5K JUNIOR RACE @ Keith, 11am.

MON 13 JUN

CRICKET M.A.S.K V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

TUE 14 JUN

ATHLETICS GLEN MORAY CHARITY TENS @ Forres, 2pm. (10 Mile and 10K Road Races)forresharriers.org.uk. RRRRALLYE 10K @ Keith, 1pm. GLEN MORAY 10 MILE & 10K @ Roysvale Park Forres , 2pm. The 10K is also the North District 10K road race Championships.

BEAULY V BALLOCH @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011. CRICKET

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SAT 25 JUN

ATHLETICS THE FORRES TRY TRI @ Forres Swimming Pool, 1pm.

SUN 26 JUN

YTHAN CHALLENGE @ Ellon. Multi terrain adventure race. ythanchallenge.org.uk.

MON 27 JUN

CRICKET BEAULY V KIRKHILL @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

TUE 28 JUN

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MON 06 JUN

CRICKET WATERFRONT V M.A.S.K @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

MON 20 JUN

BALLOCH V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

WED 29 JUN

ATHLETICS MONAUGHTY FOREST RUN @ Torrieston Forest Walks Car Park, Elgin . Final race of the 2011 Moray Forest Runs Series features a stiff climb at the mid point followed by a downhill final mile to the finish. forresharriers.co.uk/.

SAT 02 JUL

GLENGARRY HIGHLAND GAMES @ Invergarry Shinty Park, 1pm. Hammer Throwing, Caber Tossing, weight for distance and weight for height, track events, Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands, Hill race. CORRIEYAIRACK CHALLENGE @ Fort Augustus. Scotland’s toughest mountain duathlon, follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie over Scotland’s highest mountain road. corrieyairack.org.

SUN 03 JUL

ATHLETICS PETROFAC ATHLETICS LEAGUE @ Queens Park, Inverness, 11.30am. Grampianathleticsleague.synthasite.com.

MON 04 JUL

CRICKET WATERFRONT V BALLOCH @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.


SKATEBOARDING / BMX / INLINE JAMS

TUE 05 JUL

The campaign for a concrete skate park in Inverness is really

WED 06 JUL

@ Muir Of Ord, Sat 18 Jun @ Bught Park, Inverness, Sun 19 Jun

starting to gain momentum and these jams taking place over two days should do much to bolster support. The Saturday event runs from 11am-6pm with DJs, trick competitions, barbecue and more, then the whole caboodle shifts to the ramps at Bught Park where they’ll be floodlit until late and all manner of ollies,720s and the like will undoubtedly be performed. After camping overnight at the Bught park caravan site, you’ll be able to snap back into action as the Sunday sees yet more competitions (again with DJs and BBQ nosh) and the promise of a very special guest. There’s the promise of a host of great prizes (including a place on the Creative Skate store team) and, of course, all funds raised will go to the campaign. For more details contact info@ creativeskatestore.co.uk. Or phone 01463 238882 You can sign the petition online calling for the park at:

www.tinyurl.com/invskate

INVERNESS ROLLERGIRLS @ Inverness, SOON? So, did you see the Drew Barrymore film WHIP IT! last year? Well that crazy crazy sport where girls (mostly) chase each other round a track on quad skates and bash the hell out of each other is coming to Inverneess. At least it is if this new facebook group succeeds in attracting enough players. They’ll be hoping to join teams already in place from London, Aberdeen, Liverpool, Dundee, Cornwall and more in a competitive league. Go girls!

www.facebook.com/invernessrollergirls

CRICKET M.A.S.K V BEAULY @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

CRICKET KIRKHILL V CORRIE @ Fraser Park, Inverness. INVERNESS WELFARE CRICKET FIXTURES 2011.

SAT 09 JUL

ATHLETICS FORRES HIGHLAND GAMES @ Grant Park Forres, 12.30pm. Massed pipe bands. Track Events, 10K Road Race, Heavy events, Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Field events, Tug O’ War and Grass Cycling.

MON 11 JUL

CRICKET BEAULY OR KIRHILL V M.A.S.K @ Fraser Park, Inverness. Cup Semi.

TUE 12 JUL

CRICKET BALLOCH OR CORRIE V WATERFRONT @ Fraser Park, Inverness. Cup Semi.

SAT 16 JUL

ATHLETICS 170TH TOMINTOUL HIGHLAND GAMES @ Tomintoul Public Park. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy.

HIGHLAND CROSS DUATHLON

@ Kintail to Beauly, Sat 18 Jun Although it’s invitation only, meaning you can’t participate unless you’ve had the call, this epic 50 mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 by bike) should be well worth witnessing as it traverses the Highlands coast to coast through Glen Affric and Strathglass. You get the feeling that surely it can only be a matter of time before the BBC cotton on to the fact that something like this would make for great live viewing (in the manner of the Great North and Great Manchester Runs) and hopefully there won’t be any idiotic attempts at sabotage like that which was attempted at the excellent Etape Caledonia last month. For more details of participants and how to sponsor them, go to

www.highlandcross.co.uk

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KNIVES IN HENS: Eden Court OneTouch, Tue 14–Thu 16 Jun All hail the mighty National Theatre Of Scotland. Consistently proving itself to be the most engaging, dynamic and ambitious company around, its latest production is the restaging of a work written by DAVID HARROWER and first performed at the Traverse Theatre back in 1995. Since then the tale of a threatening love triangle between a young woman, a ploughman and a miller has been staged in more than 25 countries and acknowledged as a modern Scots classic. Set in a pre-industrial landscape and concerned with the transformative power of knowledge as the world moves from rural to urban, this interpretation is directed LIES PAUWELS of Belgian company Victoria.

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groundbreaking “A Play, A Pie and

MUSICAL/REVUE

A Pint” initiative that first began at

enterprise, founded by SALLY COPPEN

Glasgow’s Oran Mor, Play Pieces

and calling on the skills of professional

is a monthly series of LUNCHTIME

actors, musicians, dancers and

THEATRE PERFORMANCES

choreographers to train boys and

showcasing the best drama

girls from age three and upwards.

written and produced by Highland

TFX (it stands for ‘Theatre, Fun and

companies. Each show lasts no longer than an hour and your £10 ticket

Xcitement’) is suited for all children,

includes food, so it’s an excellent opportunity to soak up a bit of culture

whether their aim is for a career in

in your lunch break.

the Arts or to improve coordination,

Working Holiday, written and performed by EMMA ANDERSON

confidence and grace, or simply to

TFX Scotland is a great

and MELISSA PATERSON and directed by CHRIS LEE, is an intriguing

learn the joy of the theatre. Any child

sounding piece about a couple of girls opening a brothel in Inverness

can experience the thrill of performing

to fund their holiday, all the time dreaming of reinventing themselves.

and satisfaction in achieving personal

Mature subject matter so under sixteens must be accompanied by

goals and making friends. Eden Court

an adult. It’s a collaboration between theatre and arts companies

has always been vital in what they do

Skinnydip and Wildbird and, with shows lined up for the next few

and so it’s apt that they’re transferring

months it’ll hopefully give loads of Invernessians the opportunity

their 10th anniversary celebrations

to see live theatre that they may never have even thought about

to the stage of the Empire with song,

experiencing before.

dance and special guests, not to

www.playpieces.co.uk

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mention over 150 of the Highlands’ most talented children.

KIDS THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE ON STAGE: A CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN @ Eden Court Empire, 11am, 2pm, 5pm. When Thomas makes a big mistake, all the engines must work together to prepare for the exciting event under the Big Top and Thomas must prove he. 01463 234234

SUN 05 JUN

KIDS THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE ON STAGE: A CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN @ Eden Court Empire, 11am.

MON 06 JUN

DRAMA THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN @ Eden Court Empire, 7pm. Locked in an asylum for telling lies, Baron Munchausen knows only one way to escape - his imagination! And so his stories begin. 01463 234234

TUE 07 JUN

FRI 10 JUN

SAT 11 JUN

KIDS CLOCKWORK @ Eden Court One Touch, 1.30pm, 5pm. See Fri 10 MUSICAL/OPERA RIGOLETTO @ Eden Court Empire, 7.15pm. Rigoletto is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi’s middle-to-late career. 01463 234234

TUE 14 JUN

FRI 17 JUN

MUSIC INVERNESS LOCAL MOD 2011 DRAMA KNIVES IN HENS @ Eden Court One @ Eden Court One Touch, 01463 Touch, 7.30pm. A beautiful love triangle set in medieval times involving a peasant, his wife 234234 and a miller. 01463 234234

OUTDOOR THEATRE THEATRI_X, THEATRE WORKSHOP, LOCH NESS MYTH @ Dores Beach, 2.45pm. Free, apply by email: j.guerreiro13@gmail.com info: worldtheatre.blogspot.com. 08708 034928

WED 15 JUN

THU 09 JUN

DRAMA KNIVES IN HENS @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm.

MUSICAL/OPERA RIGOLETTO @ Eden Court Empire, 7.15pm. Rigoletto is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi’s middle-to-late career. 01463 234234

www.eden-court.co.uk

KIDS CLOCKWORK @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.15pm. An adaptation of an original work by Philip PullmanA Visible Fictions and Scottish Opera Co-production Imagine starting to tell a story but not knowing how it will end. 01463 234234

DRAMA KNIVES IN HENS @ Eden Court One Touch, 7.30pm.

THU 16 JUN

MUSIC/MEMORIAL MEMORIAL SERVICE @ Eden Court Empire, 9am, 7.30pm. Memorial service for one of the greatest ever Gaelic musicians, Ishbel MacAskill. 01463 234234

SAT 18 JUN

THEATRE

SAT 04 JUN

MUSIC INVERNESS LOCAL MOD 2011 @ Eden Court One Touch, PSYCHIC AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP WITH JUNE FIELD @ Strathpeffer Community Centre. Psychic goings on.

SUN 19 JUN

DANCE NORTH OF SCOTLAND CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Eden Court Studio 2, 8.30am, 10am, 11am. Cheerleading competitions on stage.

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TUE 21 JUN

DRAMA ITALIA N CALEDONIA @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. The story of the Italians who emigrated 100 years ago and started new lives in Scotland, told by MIKE MARAN with music performed by DAVID VERNON. 01463 234234

THU 23 JUN

DANCE/PERFORMANCE SCHOOLS ROCK CHALLENGE @ Eden Court Empire, 7.30pm. 01463 234234 See Kids Feature P15 MUSICAL/OPERA GOTTA SING @ Eden Court OneTouch, A celebration of the uplifting power of the musical from INVERNESS OPERA COMPANY as they take the audience on a journey through the genre, featuring loads of favourites like Annie, Wicked, Barnum and The Music Man. There’ll be jazz hands - and why not?

FRI 24 JUN

MUSICAL/OPERA GOTTA SING @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. As Thu 23

CIRCUIT @ Eden Court One Touch, 8pm. Some of the best new stand-up comedians on the Scottish Comedy Circuit. 01463 234234 DRAMA DON’T STOP BELIEVING @ Eden Court Empire, 2pm, 7pm. Over 150 of the Highlands’ most talented children with spectacular dance routines, powerful songs, special guest appearances and dramatic journeys to wow all ages. 01463 234234

WED 29 JUN

KIDS/FAMILY PINOCCHIO @ Brodie Castle, 6.30pm. Outdoor theatre by Heartbreak Productions, the story of the wood carver’s puppet’s quest to become a real boy. Book before 24 June for discounted prices.

WED 06 JUL

SPORT SNOOKER LEGENDS: BRINGING LEGENDS BACK TO THE BAIZE! @ Eden Court Empire, 7pm. Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, John Parrott, John Virgo, Cliff Thorburn and Michaela Tabb with an evening of snooker, laughter and Nostalgia. 01463 234234

PSYCHIC AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP WITH JUNE FIELD @ Mosset Tavern, Forres, 7.30pm. Tickets £10. In aid of a charity cycle COMEDY FANTASTIC MR FOX @ Logie ride to Kenya supporting www.actionforcharity. Steading, 5.30pm. Illyria open air theatre co.uk. junefieldmedium.com performance.

WED 13 JUL

SAT 25 JUN

THU 14 JUL

SUN 26 JUN

[ nb - events in blue are in Moray ]

MUSICAL/OPERA GOTTA SING @ Eden Court, 2.30pm, 8pm. As Thu 23

COMEDY JUNE - GILDED BALLOON COMEDY

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COMEDY FANTASTIC MR FOX @ Duff House, Banff.

N. SCOTLAND CHEER CHAMPIONSHIPS: Eden Court Studio2, Sun 19 Jun, 8.30am; 10am; 11am DANCE/SPORT

An early start for one of

the most prestigious events in the cheerleading calendar. Its proponents will insist, pretty convincingly that it’s a sport in its own right and there’s certainly a huge degree of technical proficiency and physical dedication to the art, as well as some spectacular moves and awesome syncopation. While we’re talking cheerleading, when’s Heroes coming back to continue that “save the cheerleader, save the world” malarkey?

www.eden-court.co.uk


1EATING OUT:

The Review: OYSTERCATCHER MAIN STREET PORTMAHOMACK 01862 871560

THE

The journey from Inverness to Portmahomack is a wonderful introduction to the Highland landscape and, at just under an hour, a perfect way to get a feel for its majesty. Lush greenery backdropped by mountains still snow-peaked in May, picture postcard views at every turn and even at one point a field of absurdly cute Shetland ponies. Then, just before Dornoch, you turn off onto a deserted peninsula for a ten mile drive passing through a place called, oddly, Gaza (time for a twinning with Palestine and the other Gaza Strip?) before coming upon the charming village of Portmahomack. Houses, built on one of the oldest Pictish sites in the country are huddled against the

hugest of skies with the sea almost dismissively tossing the boats in the harbour and an ever changing vista over to Dornoch and the mountains beyond, it’s an awesome sight. And, uniquely for an east coast village, it actually faces west, meaning there are also spectacular sunsets thrown into the mix. Quite a place. So, if you’re a visitor to the region and want to get a feel for the wildness and grandeur of the Highlands without having to trek up any mountains, you could do a lot worse than make for Portmahomack. Particularly since at the end of your journey there’s the prospect of a meal at THE OYSTERCATCHER. A restaurant with rooms, it’s built a reputation through loyal customers who, judging by online reviews, regularly make special visits from all over the country, and indeed the world,

to sample not only its famous seafood, but also what one travel guide insists is “the best breakfast in the world”. And it’s that breakfast that’s the first clue to The Oystercatcher being more than just a bed and breakfast joint with a nice view. First off, it costs you twenty quid (though that’s included in the £70 price of a room) and there’s enough on offer to set you up not only for the rest of the day, but possibly the next six months. Among the delights are Grilled Oysters, Pork Belly and Black Pudding, Champagne and Whisky Cocktails and Lamb’s Kidney On Toast. And that’s not to mention a myriad of egg/bacon/sausage/porridge variations. You can book a breakfast in advance if you’re not a resident and it’s got to be an experience worth trying. The place itself definitely aims for a spirit of homeliness rather than clinical fine

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dining, though don’t expect to walk away from an evening meal with much change from a hundred quid. The restaurant menu is as extensive as the breakfast one, with the emphasis very much on the best quality seafood (they have a certificate allowing them to buy fish straight off the boats) and the ambition of cooking is clear to see with dishes like “’Oystercatcher’ Mussels, Scallops, Absinthe Splash Pools, Herring Roe Rocks &’Jellyfish’ in a Pastis Sea with Crab Shingle, Langoustine Sand & Seaweed”. And there surely can’t be anywhere else in the world where you’ll get something like that, even if we’re not entirely sure we’d want to. We could have ordered from the restaurant menu if we’d

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wished to, but go instead for the more scaled-down and inexpensive bistro version. It’s here that we first come across the concept of dishes being served in two sizes, either “ample” (normal) or “hearty” (massive). Not quite sure what the point of that is as it seems to unnecessarily complicate things and there are far too many tempting things on the menu already without having to worry as well about what size portions to go for. On the day we visit, the only other customers are a braying foursome from down south who insist on loudly recounting tales of getting private jets to France, filling their houses with bottles of the best champagne and accidentally falling into hedges. They order Lobster Thermidor

at £40 a pop and continue their incessant boasting as we consider joining some sort of class war organisation or simply wrenching an anchor from its decorative spot on the wall and setting about them with as much gusto as they’re using dismantling the lobsters. Fortunately we calm down a bit when another couple come in, fresh it seems from a long walk, and order just a pot of tea. They’re treated with just as warm a welcome from the friendly staff as the people spending a hundred times more sitting next to them – which makes us feel that all is good with the world after all. For starters I have Scallops, Served in the Shell with an Oatmeal & Cheese Crust. These are top quality molluscs, perfectly cooked,


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For girls and boys who like to play (a bit later)!

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breakfast (no matter when you get up), freshly made sandwiches, panini, home made soup and cakes from 8am to 5pm. 14A Church St, Inverness 01463718444 open until 9pm Tues. to Sat.

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the buttery juices mopped up by a tremendous selection of unusual breads from the complimentary basket. My companion bravely goes for the “unusual” combination of Pea and Pureed Black Pudding Soup – which turns out to be a lot nicer than it sounds, though he does feel that the taste of the black pudding rather overpowers the flavour of what would have been a bit nicer as a simple pea and mint soup. It’s served with a separate tray of various seeds and an unidentifiable line of brown powder. Bit too early in the day for heroin isn’t it? Still, the seeds give an unusual twist to the dish letting you customise it as you please. There’s a Cullen Skink on offer that’s apparently top notch and you can imagine the different textures provided by such an addition would raise it to even greater heights. For my main course I go for something of house speciality and a much underrated fish, Sole. It’s served here several ways with various accompaniments and I have mine “Portmahomack” style – Rolled, Steamed and stuffed wth Fresh Crabmeat. It’s served on a plate shaped like a fish with yet more strange powdery embellishments and

covered in a sauce that slightly disguises the excellence of the fish and the crab, both of which are of the very highest quality. They’re accompanied by fabulously moreish chips (closer to mini roast potatoes) served in nifty miniature “fish fryer” baskets. My companion has another of the starters as a main course, Lobster Cocktail, and it pretty much sets the benchmark for the dish. Lobster claw and avocado. Simple and brilliant. Only the accompanying seaweed salad (which also cropped up with my sole) detracted from proceedings, never really transcending its resemblance in appearance and taste to a small pile of rubber bands. In a way it’s a shame that we can only sample such a small part of an alluring and extensive menu and future visits will surely entail having the likes of Highland Shellfish Platter, Duck Leg Confit on Cassoulet Ecosse, Grilled Pork Belly with Lentil Stew and Cajun Lobster Omelette. Instead we’re left with just space for puddings, though we’re advised that some of them might take a while since they have to be cooked from scratch. These warnings come up regularly throughout the

menu and though there’s a certain homely charm to such an admission it does make you think that with a full restaurant things could get out of control before too long. Not wanting to give the kitchen any added stress, we go for the pre-prepared options, my companion getting a particularly fine Banoffi Sundae complete with banana ice cream, nuggets of Pavlova and a sweet strawberry on top. My Selection of Mini Desserts includes a tremendous apple puree and whisky affair, strawberry meringue and a raspberry tart, providing a fine end to a pretty impressive meal. As destination restaurants for Highland seafood goes, The Oystercatcher is up there with Applecross Inn (and rather easier to get to), although its website and menu could possibly do with being revamped and streamlined to fully highlight its strengths. Casual footfall isn’t probably that predominant thanks to the location, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Just think of all those breakfasts and sunsets. Total for 2 (exc. drinks) £53.90

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Lets be honest, the balmy climate is not the reason any of us stay (or came to stay) in the Highlands. Let’s just say it’s maybe not our strongest asset. However, the upshot of this is that we have become particularly skilled at draining every last bit of goodness out of every drop of sunshine that we are afforded. Luckily we don’t have to waste any of our precious sunshine hours hidden away indoors when we want to share a relaxing beverage with friends because we have a wonderful selection of Beer Gardens in and around Inverness. The clever people of Bavaria developed the ‘Biergarten’ as a way of keeping beer cool in the summer months but they soon became a popular place to hang out – or whatever the 19th century equivalent of ‘hanging out’ was.


beer garden The largest beer garden in the world is, naturally, in Munich - seating just over 8000 people! Now, while we don’t have anything quite on that enormous scale in Inverness, we do have some very special places to do our own hanging out en masse. The simple beer garden has of course become a place where more and more people want/need to frequent since the advent of the smoking ban. This has meant that a great many establishments now offer excellent facilities for their clientele, not to mention outdoor heaters for those times when the summer lets us down a bit.

So get out there and eat, drink and enjoy the summer all from the comfort of your local beer garden.

Visit Maple Court’s

Anyone For Gravy Sat 2nd July Live Band - 9pm to late

Beer Garden with:

NEW Bouncy Castle & Kids Play Area !

Rant Live Band

Saturday 9 July Public Bar: 9pm - Late, Free Entry

TheLiveShire Band

Saturday 30 July Public Bar: 9pm - Late, Free Entry The Chieftain Hotel, 2 Millburn Road, Inverness, IV2 3PS Tel 01463 232241 • www.chieftainhotel.co.uk

LL DAY Food served ASunday Saturday & MAPLE COURT HOTEL 12 Ness Walk, Inverness, Tel: 01463 230330 www.maplecourthotel.co.uk


what we’ve been surfing.. http://tinyurl.com/2aon3b4 Creative advertising on buildings. Let’s have some like this in the Ness.

www.colnect.com

Bringing together collectors of everything from stamps to tea bags.

http://blog.beastieboys.com

http://teleport-city.com/ wordpress/

“Bringing you yesterday’s tomorrow, today.” Fascinating stuff about obscure movies, music and magazines.

http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses Who needs tuition fees? Free online courses in just about everything.

To accompany their welcome return, why not check out the Beastie Boys’ always entertaining blog?

blow-up-doll.blogspot.com

www.cobaincase.com

http://nedroid.com/

Was Kurt Cobain murdered? Decide for yourself.

http://tinyurl.com/24n8sxt Mixing old postcards with present day locations. The site’s called How To Be A Retronaut and it’s full of brilliant “time mashups”.

http://www.noisey.com

Mapping the music of the world.

Fab MP3s and stuff from girl groups and singers. Loads of gems.

Lovely cartoons.

http://www.foodfordorks.com/

Allergen-free food from a cool young lady.

complexification.net/gallery/ Artwork made from computer code and algorithms.

http://llamafont.com

Llama font. It’s what the world’s been waiting for.

sundancechannel.com/ greenporno/

Isabella Rossellini’s awardwinning series of very short films about the reproductive habits of animals. Very odd.

artbyapierce.com

Art from the woman at the centre of the movie “Catfish”.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/

Letters from famous people. John Lennon, Edgar Allen Poe, James Dean and more.

thejohnnycashproject.com Interactive art project celebrating Johnny Cash

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/ Extraordinary recreation of Anne Frank’s attic hiding place. Educational too.

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Ken’s Chemistry Corner! I bought some new deodorant this month, Nivea

at

for men. I had no idea they’d branched out in this

against all shades of

protecting

way, since I was a child Nivea has always been a

mark!

face cream - sorry, crème, - my mum had in her

It’s

bathroom cabinet. I remember it came in a small,

weak

flat, blue tub which when you took the lid off

of

revealed a shiny foil covering, sealed at the edge

monoxide and to

like a coffee jar. I recall removing the foil evoked

further prevent any

a delicious sensation as did seeing the smooth

discolouration

undisturbed cream (sorry I can’t say crème)

your clothing I’ve

underneath. The smell even to this day reminds me

cunningly left out

of being in a primary school production of Oliver

any and all dyes and pigments. It will contain no

Twist as Nivea had some profound role in either the

canary yellow, no cobalt blue, no indigo and definitely

application or removal of the make-up, I’m not sure

no bleach - just pure Dihydrogen-monoxide, greatly

which - it’s possibly both. I think the same stuff was

diluted with fresh spring water from the Cambrian

marketed to men as Brylcreem a precursor to modern

Hills. My solution or “Ken’s Patented Spritzer (patent

basically

a

solution Dihydrogen-

of by Ken Kelman

hair gel (note Brylcreem, not Brylcreme).

pending)” as I’m calling it, will, I’m proud to say be

What drew me to buying Nivea deodorant was that it

completely guaranteed not to cause spots, marks or

not only, like many other modern deodorants, gives

stains of any colour. And when used in conjunction

white mark protection but it also protects against

with an ordinary shop-bought perfume Ken’s

yellow stains. Occasionally I’ve been known to buy

Patented Spritzer (patent pending) will leave you

too many carrots and to leave the excess lying in

feeling fresh and invigorated and, smelling as fresh

the kitchen near the kettle. This has in the past, as

as a daisy - if it’s daisy-fresh perfume you’re using it

the carrots start to age, resulted in a yellowish stain

in conjunction with.

on my work top. I figured then that after a liberal

Ken’s Patented Spritzer (patent pending) will be

spraying of my new deodorant, I could have kitchen

unavailable in a shop near you soon, meanwhile

work surfaces not only free of carroty markings but

here’s this month’s homework exercise: Google

also smelling as fresh as a rugby club changing room.

‘dihydrogen-monoxide’, you were probably

Doesn’t work that way, turns out the spray only

about to do that anyway, but if you weren’t

protects against yellow stains in so far as it doesn’t

I suggest you do, it’ll be a laugh and will

cause them in the first place. Disheartening yes, but it

neatly demonstrate what an amusing and yet

did give me an idea; first deodorants protected against

dangerous tool the internet can be.

white marks (also by not causing them), now they

(if you can’t be bothered Googling or you don’t

similarly protect against yellow marks - I have now

know how to, just go directly to this website

created a body spray that won’t stain your clothing

www.dhmo.org).

KEN

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Cult Japanese director Takeshi Miike’s bravado period action film centres on a group of renegade samurai who plan the downfall of a sadistic Lord in order to prevent him from plunging the country into war. With several obvious nods to the works of Akira Kurosawa and enough bloodshed to satisfy Miike’s loyal legions of fans this furious epic culminates in an awesome 45 minute battle sequence that’s as bloody as it is brilliant.

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Director Tom McCarthy I Starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale USA I 2011 I 105 mins I www.foxsearchlight.com/winwin

Cash strapped attorney, Mike Flaherty, is really down on his luck: he’s struggling to keep his law practice afloat, his doctor’s concerned about his health and the high school wrestling team he coaches are a total disaster. To earn some much needed cash, Flaherty agrees to become the legal guardian for an elderly client, but when this client’s runaway grandson turns up, Mike’s life is turned upside down and his win-win proposition turns into something much more complicated than he ever bargained for. From the director of The Station Agent and The Visitor.

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SENNA (12A) Director Asif Kapadia I Starring Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Jackie Stewart UK/France/USA I 2010 I 105 mins I www.sennathemovie.co.uk

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Director Tim Barrow Starring Vivien Reid, Tim Barrow, David Whitney UK I 2011 I 85 mins Two grief stricken strangers are brought together and given the chance to turn their lives around. Written by Tim Barrow, producer of their debut award-winning Scottish road movie The Inheritance this tale of love and redemption is touring cinemas nationwide and we’re delighted to welcome Tim here to Eden Court where he will introduce the screening on 01 June and answer questions from the audience afterwards.

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Director Ian Sharp Starring Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison UK I 2010 I 101 mins In exchange for a sizable bounty, Arjan, a guerrilla survivor of the Boer War, agrees to hunt down a Maori seafarer, Kereama, who’s been accused of murdering a British soldier. It doesn’t take Arjan long to hunt him down but with Kereama pleading his innocence Arjan begins to struggle with his conscience, as he realises that he could be leading an innocent man to his death.

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THE LINCOLN LAWYER (15) www.thelincolnlawyermovie.com Director Brad Furman Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei USA I 2011 I 118 mins Matthew McConaughey leads an all star cast in this exceptional, intelligent film, reminiscent of the great legal thrillers of the 1970s. Defence attorney Mick Haller usually represents petty criminals so when he lands the job of representing a wealthy estate agent accused of murder he can’t believe his luck. Initially the case for the defence seems watertight but when cracks start to appear in his client’s version of events Mick realises that his “career case” isn’t so clear cut after all.

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THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC LES AVENTURES EXTRAORDINAIRES D'ADELE BLANC-SEC (12A)

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In Cold War Moscow, two years after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, French businessman, Pierre Froment forms a bond with disenchanted KGB officer, Grigoriev. Grigoriev soon starts passing Froment information about Soviet spies in the US. The information works its way up the chain all the way to the White House and as the KGB begin a deadly hunt for the source of their leak, the life of an ordinary man in an extraordinary position begins to unravel.

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INCENDIES (15)

(FRIENDS ONLY SCREENING – 2 WEEKS AHEAD OF NATIONAL RELEASE) www.incendies-thefilm.com Director Denis Villeneuve Starring Lubna Azabal, Maxim Gaudette Canada/France I 2010 I 130 mins (French, Arabic and English with subtitles) Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Winner of 8 Genie (Canada’s BAFTA) Awards. Canadian twins Jeanne and Simon are given two envelopes in their mother’s will asking them to find the father they thought was dead and a brother they never knew existed. Travelling from Canada to Lebanon, the twists and turns of their mothers secretive past uncover an emotionally charged and gut wrenching truth that is deeply rooted in the countries tumultuous history.

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YOUR HIGHNESS (15)

www.adeleblancsec-lefilm.com Director Luc Besson Starring Louise Bourgoin France I 2010 I 106 mins (French with subtitles) Director Luc Besson unleashes his playful side and returns to the big screen with his version of the much loved Jacques Tardi's cartoon strips and books. Set in Paris in 1912, intrepid journalist Adele Blanc-Sec laughs at fear and is ready for anything. Probably just as well really because in this fantastical adventure she confronts Egyptian mummies, buck-toothed villains and a refugee pterodactyl from the Jurassic era in her quest to find a cure for her desperately ill sister.

www.yourhighnessmovie.net Director David Gordon Green Starring Natalie Portman, James Franco USA I 2011 I 102 mins This epic comedy stars the ever so popular James Franco (127 Hours) as the dragon slaying and heroically handsome Prince Fabious. When an evil wizard kidnaps his bride to be, he enlists the help of his (generally quite incompetent and un-heroic) brother Thadeous. With zany antics galore and mishaps aplenty, can Thadeous find his inner hero and join his brother's quest to save his damsel in distress? There’s only one way to find out!

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Director Kelly Reichardt Starring Michelle Williams, Shirley Henderson USA I 2010 I 102 mins The year is 1845 and a wagon team of three families have become lost in the dust and rocks of the Oregon Trail, having been led by their so-called reliable guide, Stephen Meek. Being lost and scared, the tensions rise over the coming days and the families are faced with increasing thirst and hunger. But when a Native American wanderer crosses their path the families are forced to choose between being led by a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy.

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www.tadrart.com/tessalit/horslaloi Director Rachid Bouchareb Starring Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem France/Algeria/Belgium I 2010 I 138 mins (French and Arabic with subtitles) Director Rachid Bouchareb (Days of Glory) returns with a powerful political thriller exploring France’s colonial past. After losing their family home in Algeria, following the 1945 Sétif massacre, two brothers journey to France only to follow different paths. But years later when the brothers reunite in Paris, they decide to take action against the French government in a fight for their country’s independence.

SAT 11 – THU 16 JUN

TAXI ZUM KLO (18) Director Frank Ripploh Voices Frank Ripploh, Bernd Broaderup West Germany I 1980 I 94 mins (Ger with subtitles) Frank Ripploh's humorous, semi-autobiographical snapshot of a gay schoolteacher’s double life captures an unyielding vision of gay culture in the early 80s and was an inspiration for the film makers behind the exceptional New Queer Cinema of the early 90s. Now after 30 years, this cult classic is back, fully restored, re-mastered, uncut, and waiting to be rediscovered.

WED 15 JUN


book online: eden-court.co.uk See timetable on back page for screening times ISLAND (Cert TBC)

RED HILL (15)

FILM NOIR SEASON

www.islandthemovie.com Director Elizabeth Mitchell, Brek Taylor Starring Natalie Press, Janet McTeer, Colin Morgan

www.redhillmovie.com

POINT BLANK (15)

UK I 2011 I 96 mins Abandoned at birth and having spent most of her life in care, Nikki Black is damaged beyond repair. She’s incapable of love, fearful and desperate for revenge. The solution’s simple; Nicki’s going to find her birth mother, confront her and then kill her.

Australia I 2010 I 97 mins

USA I 1967 I 91 mins

Young police officer Shane Cooper relocates to the rural outpost of Red Hill with his pregnant wife Alice. But when convicted murderer Jimmy Conway escapes from prison he brings chaos to the town and transforms Cooper’s first day on the job into a nightmare. Unfolding over the course of a single day and night, this hard-edged outback western is set against the extraordinary landscapes of high-country Australia and is an absolute must for any fan of the genre.

SAT 02 JUN

THU 16 – TUE 21 JUN

LOUISE-MICHEL (12A)

Director Patrick Hughes Voices Ryan Kwanten, Steve Biskey

Director Gustave de Kervern, Benoît Delépine Starring Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners

FRI 24 – SUN 26 JUN

France I 2008 I 94 mins (French with subtitles) This wonderfully unpredictable new comedy from absurdist French filmmakers Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern, tells the story of a group of recently fired female employees of a children’s clothing factory who pool together their redundancy pay to organise the contract killing of their ex boss. But while security specialist Michel may, at first have seemed like the perfect candidate, his ineptitude leads him to sub-contract the job to a series of inexperienced - and highly inappropriate assassins.

ATTACK THE BLOCK (15)

FRI 17 & SUN 19 JUN

COLD WEATHER (15) www.coldweatherthemovie.com Director Aaron Katz Starring Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn USA I 2010 I 96 mins After abandoning a promising academic career in forensic science, Doug would prefer to hide at home all day but after some gentle coaxing from his sister he takes a job working the night shift in an ice factory. He forms an unlikely bond with co-worker and part-time DJ Carlos over The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. But when Doug’s ex girlfriend, Rachel, disappears he finds himself confronted with his very own real-life mystery to solve.

MON 20 – THU 23 JUN

ARMADILLO (15) www.armadillothemovie.com (Foreign Language Site)

Director Janus Metz Denmark I 2010 I 105 mins (Danish with subtitles) In February 2009, director Janus Metz accompanied Danish soldiers to the Armadillo army base in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Living with the men for six gruelling months, his fascinating documentary captures an authentic portrait of life behind enemy lines and shows just how far the soldier’s morality, humanity and resolve are stretched before reaching breaking point.

WED 22 & THU 23 JUN

Director John Boorman Starring Lee Marvin

THE OUTFIT (15) Director John Flynn Starring Robert Duvall, Karen Black USA I 1973 I 102 mins

SAT 02 JUN

RIFIFI (12) Director Jules Dassin Starring Jean Servais

www.attacktheblock.com Director Joe Cornish Starring Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker UK I 2011 I 87 mins When aliens invade a South London housing estate, a teenage gang comes under attack in their tower block and in order to survive are forced to join forces with a nurse they had previously mugged .This directorial debut from Joe Cornish is funny, scary and genuinely thrilling.

FRI 24 – THU 30 JUN

France I 1955 I 117mins (French with subtitles)

SUN 05 JUN

GUN CRAZY (PG) Director Joseph H. Lewis Starring Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger USA I 1950 I 87 mins This screening will be introduced by the Inverness Film Fans.

TUE 14 JUN

HEAT (15) Director Michael Mann

JULIA’S EYES

Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

www.losojosdejulia.es (Foreign Language Site) Director Guillem Morales Starring Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui

SAT 18 JUN

LOS OJOS DE JULIA

(15)

Spain I 2010 I 117 mins (Spanish with subtitles)

USA I 1995 I 170 mins

DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID (PG)

Julia suffers from a degenerative genetic disease that will eventually leave her completely blind. When her sister who suffers from the same condition is discovered hanging in the family’s basement everyone except Julia believes she’s committed suicide. As she battles not only against time but also the fear that her eyes may already be playing tricks on her, Julia tries to uncover the truth about her sister’s death...

Director Carl Reiner

FRI 24 – WED 29 JUN

Director Rian Johnson Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt,

CAT PEOPLE (PG) Director Jacques Tourneur Starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway USA I 1942 I 72 mins Synonymous with the B-Movie horror genre, Producer Val Lewton teamed up with Director Jacques Tourneur to deliver this 1942 masterpiece in which a pretty young woman is haunted by a fear that sex turns her into a deadly panther. Although that might seem unlikely, the film is uncannily successful in keeping the viewer guessing whether this is a phobia borne of morbid obsession and sexual repression, or a genuine, horrific possibility. This screening will be introduced by the Inverness Film Fans.

TUE 28 JUN

Starring Steve Martin, Rachel Ward USA I 1982 I 88 mins

THU 23 JUN

BRICK (15) USA I 2005 I 109 mins

THU 30 JUN

Staff Pick THE JERK (15)

Director Carl Reiner Starring Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters USA I 1979 I 93 mins One of our tough talking, ruggedly handsome stage techs, Alexis Dalton has the honour of Staff Pick this month, “I chose The Jerk because it’s my fave and it’s funny init – makes me a happy panda!” Well, that saysit all Alexis!

SUN 12 JUN


12/5/11 12:59 Page 1 book online: eden-court.co.uk

Eden Court June Cinema:EDEN COURT FILM jan

Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA Box Office 01463 234 234 Administration 01463 239 841

JUNE Wed 01 19.00 Water For Elephants 19.30 The Space Between Thu 02 11.30 Water For Elephants 14.00 The Space Between 18.00 Point Blank 18.15 The Space Between 20.15 Water For Elephants 20.30 The Outfit Fri 03 18.00 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 18.15 Water For Elephants 20.30 13 Assassins 20.45 The Lincoln Lawyer Sat 04 11.30 Winnie The Pooh 13.30 Water For Elephants DREAM & SCREAM

14.00 17.45 18.00 20.15 20.30

Winnie The Pooh The Lincoln Lawyer 13 Assassins Water For Elephants The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

Sun 05 11.30 Winnie The Pooh 13.30 The Lincoln Lawyer 14.00 Winnie The Pooh 16.45 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 17.00 Rififi 19.15 13 Assassins 19.30 Water For Elephants Mon 06 18.00 13 Assassins 18.15 Water For Elephants 20.30 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 20.45 Farewell

Tue 07 11.30 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 19.00 13 Assassins 19.30 Farewell Wed 08 10.30 Winnie The Pooh 14.00 13 Assassins 19.00 Farewell 19.30 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Thu 09 11.30 Farewell DREAM & SCREAM

14.00 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 18.00 13 Assassins 20.30 Incendies FRIENDS EVENING SCREENING

Fri 10 18.00 Tracker 20.30 Your Highness Sat 11 11.30 13.30 14.00 17.45 18.00 20.15 20.30

Winnie The Pooh Tracker Winnie The Pooh Meek's Cutoff Your Highness Outside The Law Tracker

Sun 12 11.30 Winnie The Pooh 13.30 Your Highness 14.00 Winnie The Pooh 16.45 Tracker 17.00 Outside The Law 19.15 The Jerk 19.45 Meek's Cutoff Mon 13 11.30 Tracker FRIENDS COFFEE MORNING

17.45 18.00 20.15 20.30

Outside The Law Tracker Your Highness Meek's Cutoff

TICKET PRICES All Tickets pre 5.00pm Adults (over 18) Adult Concession Under 18’s & Students Eden Court Friends

£6.00 £7.00 (Fri & Sat £7.50) £6.50 (Fri & Sat £7.00) £5.00 at all times £1.00 off

Tue 14 11.30 Tracker 19.00 Outside The Law 19.30 Gun Crazy Wed 15 11.30 Outside The Law 19.00 Tracker 19.30 Taxi Zum Klo Thu 16 18.15 Island 19.30 Tracker 20.15 Outside The Law Fri 17 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30 Sat 18 17.15 18.00 19.30 20.15

Win Win Island Louise-Michel Win Win

Win Win Louise-Michel Heat Island

Sun 19 13.00 Win Win 16.45 Louise-Michel 17.00 Win Win 19.15 Island 19.30 Win Win Mon 20 18.00 Win Win Subtitled 18.15 Island 20.15 Cold Weather 20.30 Win Win Tue 21 11.30 Island 19.00 Cold Weather 19.30 Win Win

Thu 23 11.30 Win Win DREAM & SCREAM

18.00 18.15 20.30 20.45

Armadillo Win Win Cold Weather Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Fri 24 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

Julia's Eyes Red Hill Attack The Block Senna

Sat 25 18.00 18.15 20.15 20.30

Attack The Block Senna Red Hill Julia's Eyes

Sun 26 16.45 Julia's Eyes 17.00 Red Hill 19.00 Attack The Block 19.15 Senna Mon 27 18.15 Senna 19.30 Attack The Block 20.30 Julia's Eyes Tue 28 11.30 Attack The Block 19.00 Senna 19.30 Cat People Wed 29 11.30 Senna 19.00 Julia's Eyes 19.30 Attack The Block Thu 30 18.00 Attack The Block 20.30 Brick

Wed 22 11.30 Cold Weather 19.00 Win Win 19.30 Armadillo

FRIENDS SCREENINGS exclusive screenings for Eden Court Friends. Friends Evening Screening – Thu 09 June, 20.30 Incendies (15) Friends Coffee Morning – Mon 13 June, 11.30 Tracker (12A) DREAM AND SCREAM Bring your baby to one of our Dream And Scream screenings, specially for parents and carers of new babies aged 0–12 months. Look out for ‘Dream & Scream’ on individual screenings AUDIO DESCRIBED & SUBTITLED FILMS Eden Court offers a range of accessible film screenings. Look out for the (AD) for Audio Described, and (S) for subtitled screenings.

SUPPORTED BY

Eden Court Highlands (trading as Eden Court) is a company registered in Scotland (company number SC63216) and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (registered number SCO08237)


eden-court.co.uk 01463 234 234

What’s on in July The Conspirator FRI 01 JULY 6pm, 8.30pm | SAT 02 6pm, 8.30pm SUN 03 1pm, 5pm, 7.30pm | MON 04 6pm, 8.30pm In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, a 28-yearold Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son.

Heartbeats FRI 01 JULY 6.15pm | SAT 02 8.45pm SUN 03 1.30pm | MON 04 8.45pm A stylized depiction of hopelessly “imaginary” love, Xavier Dolan’s Heartbeats — trails a pair of close friends — witty, Marie and sweet-faced Francis—who simultaneously crush out on Nicolas (Dolan), a dreamy new acquaintance of the two, whose adonis-like physical beauty and bedroom-ready manner drive them into a passive-aggressive rivalry for his affection. Although the love-triangle motif evokes films as diverse as Jules et Jim and Y tu mamá también, Dolan’s dazzling slo-mo fantasy sequences and sassy, Almodóvar-esque color schemes give everything a unique edge.

Angels Of Evil FRI 01 JULY 8.45pm | SAT 02 6.15pm SUN 03 7.45pm | MON 04 6.15pm Set in Italy in the 1970s, this is the true story of the Italian underworld‘s most infamous outlaw. A criminal by age 9, Renato Vallanzasca grew up to become the country‘s most notorious mobster before the age of 27. While Vallanzasca lived by his own professional code of honour – he claimed that he never ‘shot anyone in the back‘ – he and his gang took out their enemies and wrested control of the Milan underworld with a string of high profile robberies, kidnappings and murders. In the process, he captivated a celebrity starved public and earned the nickname ‘il bel Rene‘ – for his devilish charm and his handsome face. Arrested multiple times, his daring escapes from prison enraged the government, angered his rivals and fed his legend.


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ICA Magazine - Issue 107 - June 2011  

June 2011 Highland Edition of ICA.

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